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Ohio steps up Ebola quarantine protocols

October 19, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has stepped up its Ebola quarantine protocols to include travel restrictions for the 116 residents under surveillance for the deadly disease.

Enhanced protocols were issued Saturday night by the Ohio Department of Health. They apply to those Ohioans required to have their health condition monitored daily by a local health department and to those required to self-report their condition to a local health department.

The guidelines urge those under daily monitoring not to leave their health department’s jurisdiction unless the health district where they’re traveling consents and agrees to perform monitoring. Those who are self-reporting are urged not to travel outside the United States.

State epidemiologist Mary DiOrio says Ohio’s exceeding Centers for Disease Control requirements to remove “the slightest chance” of spreading the disease.

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Ohio Health Districts: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/localHealthDistricts/localHealthDistricts.aspx

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