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Ebola Patient Was Visiting Ohio To Plan Her Wedding

The Cleveland Department of Public Health says the passenger was visiting family in northeast Ohio to prepare for her wedding.
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City and airport officials say Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is disinfecting key areas of the facility and providing personal protection for equipment employees after learning that a passenger who departed there Monday has Ebola.

A statement from those officials says the airport is implementing its infectious disease protocol and that the steps it is taking exceed guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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The city says its emergency medical responders have added Ebola-specific questions to better screen incoming calls for medical help.

The Cleveland Department of Public Health says the passenger was visiting family in northeast Ohio to prepare for her wedding. She is a nurse in Dallas.

Multiple national media outlets have identified the woman as Amber Vinson.

Health officials say she visited family between Oct. 8-13 and flew Monday to Dallas.

Vinson has been part of the team treating Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian.

Kent State University in northeast Ohio says three of its employees are related to a Texas nurse who visited family in Ohio and flew from Cleveland to Dallas shortly before she was diagnosed with Ebola.


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A university statement says the woman stayed with her family in Summit County but didn't visit the Kent State campus. The school has asked those three employees to remain off campus for three weeks.

Passengers who were on Monday's Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 to Dallas with her have been asked to call the CDC.