House Republicans demanded a travel ban from Ebola-ravaged West Africa Thursday, calling it the only sure way to protect Americans from the virus’s deadly reach.
The State Health Department is increasing measures to protect the health of Hoosiers in the event of an Ebola case in Indiana.
The Red Cross also has mobilized 4,000 volunteers to bring prevention information and education to communities on lock down.
Officials say Vinson didn’t exhibit Ebola symptoms while in Ohio. People infected with Ebola aren’t contagious until they get symptoms.
A CDC official cleared Vinson to board the flight from Cleveland to the Dallas area. Her reported temperature — 99.5 degrees.
As the nation continues to keep a close eye on the Ebola threat, local medical workers and airport staffers are taking extra precautions.
The worker is the second to be infected after treating a Liberian man who died of Ebola last week.
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.
Obama’s decision to nix the trip — just a few hours before Air Force One was scheduled to depart — reflected the urgency facing the administration amid the American public’s escalating concerns about potential spread of the virus.
The Dallas nurse had flown on a commercial airliner from Texas to Ohio and back before she came down with symptoms.
Nurses were forced to use medical tape to secure openings in their flimsy garments, worried that their necks and heads were exposed as they cared for a patient with explosive diarrhea and projectile vomiting.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said “an additional health care worker testing positive for Ebola is a serious concern.”