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March 16, 2021
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says Kentucky health officials were notified that 15 people who arrived from Africa, who treated Ebola patients in the ebola outbreak zone in Africa are being monitored for Ebola Virus in Kentucky for the next 21 days.
The governor says the state has connected with most of the travelers, and none of them are showing any symptoms. The Governor Of Kentucky said none of the 15 people are considered low-risk at this time and were in the areas of those countries that would put them at a high risk for Ebola.
“Again, we don’t have any major level of concern, but this is something that is going on and we are tracking it,” Beshear said.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine also announced 44 people are being monitored in the Buckeye State for possible exposure during travel to Africa. In Oregon, four people who recently visited Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are also being monitored for signs of Ebola.
As of Wednesday, March 24, Guinea had reported 18 cases and nine deaths related to Ebola, while the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported 12 Ebola cases and six Ebola-related deaths.
“We don’t believe there is any significant risk at the moment, but we are and we want to be transparent about it,” Beshear said during his virtual COVID-19 update Tuesday.
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first Ebola vaccine for use in the United States in 2019.
“We believe that as much as you can be for something like that, we are ready, but the risk is low,” Beshear said. “But I want you to know we’re on top of it.”
There are six Ebola assessment hospitals in the state, and health officials are working with them to make sure they’re prepared for any potential Ebola patients, Beshear added.
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