TWO UNDER QUARANTINE, EIGHT BEING ACTIVELY MONITORED IN SUMMIT COUNTY
Akron — There are still no confirmed cases of Ebola in Summit County, health officials said Oct. 21.
During a Summit County Public Health media phone conference update, Commissioner Gene Nixon said two people are currently under quarantine in Summit County; eight people are receiving active monitoring from health officials; 16 are undergoing verified self (phone) monitoring; and 16 are self monitoring. These figures often change daily based on the information officials learn from contacts and the type of exposure they may have had.
Nixon said the SCPH call center has received 1,200 calls to date.
The addition of five individuals to the contacts list since the SCPH’s Oct. 19 report were contacts located from the Coming Attractions Bridal Shop in Akron, where Ebola patient Amber Vinson visited earlier this month, according to Assistant Health Commissioner Donna Skoda.
Dr. Chris Braden from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said health officials are working closely with the leadership in area hospitals to assure should the virus be diagnosed, the patient will be handled well and safely.
Braden said Vinson and Ebola patient Nina Pham, both Texas Presbyterian Hospital nurses, are in stable condition.
He also said health officials are confident after speaking to Vinson and her contacts the only two places she visited during her Oct. 10 through 13 stay in Summit County was her stepfather’s Stonegate Trail condominium and the Akron bridal shop.