The Ebola problem may have reached Michigan.  The Detroit News is reporting today that 8 people in the state are being monitored for signs of the virus.

Michigan Now with Ebola Concerns


The individuals are located in several counties in Michigan, according to those from the state Department of Community Health, but they are not saying which counties are affected.

Officials are also refusing comment on with whom they may have had contact.

“There are eight individuals in the state of Michigan who we’re monitoring per the CDC guidance,” Angela Minicuci said. “We’re not releasing counties. We’re respecting the privacy of individuals.”

One of those testing positive for the virus recently was a New York doctor who grew up and was educated in Michigan.  Dr. Craig Spencer attended Wayne State University. His condition has since been upgraded.

Under guidelines that went into effect Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals at risk of exposure should be actively monitored until 21 days after the last exposure.

The article defines 'active monitoring" as requiring the local or state health authority to monitor health changes daily for the incubation period.  The guidelines, though, are not mandatory.

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