Washington State Health Authorities Monitoring 27 Individuals for Ebola

Washington State health authorities reported that 27 people are being monitored for Ebola after traveling from highly affected regions.

Of the 27, 23 came from West Africa while four more came from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“They are considered ‘persons under monitoring’ for 21 days after their arrival to the United States,” said the state health department. 

According to the CDC, Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is deadly to humans but said last month that there are low risks for it coming to the US. 

Richard Leman, Oregon’s chief medical officer for health security, preparedness, and response, said they were ready for any type of scenario. 

“We’ve had to do this before. These approaches we’re using have been successful in those instances, and we’ve never had a case of Ebola in Oregon,” said Leman.

In 2014-2016 alone, at least 11 Ebola cases have been confirmed but only two were on American soil. 


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