Ohio’s Kent State reports connection to Ebola case

A Frontier Airlines employee wears gloves as she checks in passengers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Cleveland. Ohio health officials aren't sure how many people came into contact with a Texas nurse as she visited family in the Akron area days before being diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas. The Ohio Department of Health says she visited family from Oct. 8-13 and flew Monday from Cleveland to Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — 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.

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.

Health officials say the woman visited family between Oct. 8-13 and flew Monday to Dallas. They’re not sure how many people came into contact with her.

The state epidemiologist says health officials are working to identify and alert people who may have been in close contact with the woman and implement quarantines if necessary.

 

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