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Michigan Ebola update

The Michigan Department of Community Health has released new numbers on people in Michigan being observed for Ebola. There are currently five individuals being actively monitored, while nine others have completed the monitoring cycle. It was reported on Nov. 3 that 10 people were under watch for Ebola symptoms in Michigan. The MDCH and a network of local public health agencies are currently checking travel histories of these individuals including their return to Michigan from Ebola affected areas. This includes a twice-daily monitoring of symptoms for a 21 day period. All of those being monitored had recently traveled to either Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia, according to the MDCH. There is no evidence that any actually came into contact with anyone who has Ebola. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says those at highest risk are healthcare providers caring for Ebola patients and the family and friends in close contact with Ebola patients. Symptoms of Ebola include fever, severe headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and unexplained bleeding.  (MRN)

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