State and county numbers released on Ebola contacts

October 19, 2014 10:22 PM

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CLEVELAND -- Ohio officials say they are now monitoring the health of 153 people in the state who had contact with Amber Vinson, the second Dallas nurse to contract Ebola. Vinson, flew on commercial airline to Ohio shortly before she was diagnosed with the virus in Texas. That prompted the state to step up precautions as officials search for people who may have come into contact with her.

Between the flights and the weekend she spent in Summit County now the state is keeping tabs on 153 people. Fifty-one of those here in Cuyahoga county, 37 in Summit.

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