COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following the news that a woman who visited Northeast Ohio tested positive for Ebola upon her return to Dallas, the Ohio Department of Health has stiffened its Ebola quarantine protocols.

The enhanced protocols stipulate that anyone who had contact with Amber Vinson should go into a mandatory quarantine for 21 days.

“The ODH guidelines are being recommended out of an abundance of caution to take strong measures to protect Ohio residents,” said Dr. Mary DiOrio, state epidemiologist and interim chief of the ODH Bureau of Prevention and Health Promotion. “It has become clear that we cannot be too careful in efforts to contain the spread of this deadly disease.”


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Article Courtesy of WEWS NewsChannel 5

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