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LawmakersTo Feds: Step Up Ebola Response In Ohio

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Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown was among other Ohio representatives who asked for greater federal help with Ohio in the state.
3:50PM
October 20, 2014

Ohio members of Congress are calling on the federal government to step up assistance to state health officials as it revises safety protocols to stem the spread of Ebola.

Ohio Panel Approves Funding For Ebola Protection

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A state agency Monday voted to approve increased spending for Ebola protection equipment.
3:45PM
October
20, 2014

A legislative panel in Ohio has approved a funding request to help pay for more protective gear for health care workers if the state has a suspected or confirmed case of Ebola.

State: Ebola Monitoring Continues, Contacts Drop

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State officials continue to monitor dozens of residents who may have come in contact with a nurse diagnosed with Ebola.
12:19PM
October
20, 2014

The state says it’s continuing to monitor dozens of people who had contact with a nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus.

Autistic Adults Receive Medical Care At Center Designed For Them

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Dr. Christopher Hanks examines autistic patient Bryan Gaunt.
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October
20, 2014

Adults with autism struggle to find medical professionals who understand their needs. And the demand will continue to grow. That’s why some in the Central Ohio health care community direct their expertise to helping autistic adults.

More Than 100 Monitored For Ebola Symptoms In Ohio

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5:30PM
October
18, 2014

Health officials in Ohio are monitoring more than 100 people following the visit by a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola shortly after returning to Texas from the Cleveland area.

CDC: Nurse With Ebola Said She Felt Funny On Ohio Visit

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Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson was diagnosed with Ebola after treating patient Thomas Eric Duncan at a Dallas Hospital. She visited family in Akron before being diagnosed with the deadly virus this week.
2:48PM
October 17, 2014

A CDC official says a Texas nurse who has Ebola indicated she “felt funny” and spent extra time resting during a visit to Ohio in the days before she was diagnosed in Dallas.

Ohio Gets More Protective Gear Amid Ebola Concerns

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Ohio health officials are stockpiling more personal protective equipment amid Ebola concerns
10:55AM
October 17, 2014

Ohio health officials are increasing the state’s supply of personal protective equipment for health care providers in case that gear is needed for a suspected or confirmed case of Ebola.

Authorities: Columbus Woman Lied About Ebola To Get Treatment

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Crews responded to the home on Champion Avenue while wearing protective gear similar to these full-bodysuits.
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October
17, 2014

Authorities say a south Columbus woman who told authorities she was experiencing Ebola-like symptoms after returning from West Africa made up the story to get faster treatment.

State Issues New Ebola Guidelines, Hospitals Respond

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A Dallas nurse infected with the Ebola virus visited Ohio Oct. 10-13.
12:44PM
October
16, 2014

The Ohio Department of Health today issued new, stronger, recommended quarantine procedures in response to suspected Ebola cases.

Health Official On Ebola: 7 Quarantined In Ohio

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A Summit County health official says seven people have been quarantined in Northeast Ohio after possible exposure to Ebola virus.
12:37PM
October
16, 2014

A health official says at least seven people in northeast Ohio are quarantined and being monitored because they had contact with a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after visiting the area.