Local public health officials in Northeast Ohio said are telling the public that “there is no known threat to the public’s health” stemming from the recent visit of a Dallas women who later tested positive for Ebola (Source: “Summit County health officials: Ebola not a threat to public,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, Oct. 16, 2014).
The news release, from Dr. Margo Erme, medical director of Summit County Public Health, says that "there is no known threat to the public's health" and the health department is "not advocating for the closure of schools and the cancellation of events."
A health official says at least seven people in northeast Ohio are quarantined and being monitored because they had contact with a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after visiting the area.
The Summit County Public Health medical director says the group includes five people in her county. Two are in Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland.