Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown is calling on the federal government to step up its involvement with Ohio health officials as it revises safety protocols to stem the spread of Ebola.
In a letter, the Ohio senator said the Centers for Disease Control should send additional preparedness experts and work more actively on next steps and protocols in case any Ohioans exhibit Ebola symptoms.
Ebola became a concern in Ohio because a nurse visited Akron and Cleveland shortly before she was diagnosed with the virus in Texas.
Brown is also asking the CDC to help monitor closely those who have been quarantined in Ohio.
The letter is addressed to President Barack Obama’s new “Ebola czar,” Ron Klain, as well as the CDC and Department of Health and Human Services.
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