COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Eight individuals in northeast Ohio were under quarantine Thursday as health officials broadened the group of people being notified that they may have had contact with a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after visiting the area.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its investigation to include passengers on Amber Vinson’s flight from Dallas to Cleveland last Friday. Meanwhile, Summit County officials are looking for shoppers who were at an Akron bridal store she visited.
Officials are investigating whether she had symptoms as far back as Saturday, or possibly earlier, said Dr. Chris Braden of the CDC.
“Some more information that’s come through just recently would say that we can’t rule out the fact that she might have had the start of her illness on Friday,” he said.