Ohio Health Officials Say Ebola Outbreak Unlikely in State

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 Ohio health officials say concern over the Ebola virus has begun to send some people they’re calling “the worried well” to hospitals with concerns about fevers and other flu symptoms.

Dr. Carol Cunningham of the Ohio Department of Public Safety says fever and diarrhea are common complaints with any type of viral illness and especially now that flu season is approaching.

Cunningham said Tuesday that Ohioans should remember that concerns over Ebola involve travel to a small and specific part of the world in West Africa.

State health officials said an Ebola outbreak is highly unlikely in Ohio but doctors, hospitals and state emergency officials are prepared in case.

In Dallas, a nurse became infected with Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.

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