More than 100 people in Ohio monitored for Ebola as travel sparks fear of virus spread 

October 19, 2014 5:32 PM

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More than 100 people in Ohio monitored for Ebola as travel sparks fear of virus spread 

Officials have asked those who flew or had close contact with Amber Vinson, an Ebola-afflicted nurse who visited Akron last week, to self-monitor by taking their temperatures twice a day to stop the spread of the disease. No one else has shown symptoms of the disease, but Vinson's travel and that of another Dallas hospital employee has led to the implementation of travel restrictions by health officials hoping to prevent an Ebola outbreak.

Health officials are keeping close tabs on more than 100 people in Ohio after an Ebola-infected Dallas nurse spent three days in the Akron area preparing for a friend’s wedding.

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