8 Individuals In Michigan Being Monitored for Ebola
The Detroit News issued a report late Tuesday night revealing that eight persons in Michigan are being monitored for the Ebola virus. While none of the eight has yet shown symptoms of the disease, CDC guidelines require anyone that may have been exposed to the virus to be monitored for 21 days regardless of whether they show symptoms.
“There are eight individuals in the state of Michigan who we’re monitoring per the CDC guidance,” Angela Minicuci, Michigan's Department of Community Health's spokeswoman said.
She would not offer any information on how the potential victims may have been exposed and would not identify in what counties they reside but reports say there are multiple counties impacted.
Last Friday, WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids reported that a person in Kent County that had recently returned from West Africa was being monitored but would not confirm if they were a Kent County resident and would not reveal what country they had visited.