CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Officials with the Cleveland Department of Public Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health said they are confident safety responders and leaders are prepared should anyone in NE Ohio be diagnosed with Ebola.
They also emphasized that no cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Ohio, and no one is exhibiting any symptoms of the virus. If individuals do not have symptoms, it cannot be spread, officials said.
**For more of what they said at the press conference, look at the blog at the bottom of this page**
Amber Vinson, 29, was diagnosed with Ebola after a trip from Dallas to Cleveland to visit family and plan her wedding.
So far, 29 direct contacts with Vinson have been identified, and an additional 87 people were on her flights to and from the area.
All are being monitored for symptoms as a precaution.
If you have questions or concerns about Ebola, contact the Ohio Department of Health 24-hour call center at 866-800-1404.