- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Health officials say five bridesmaids of a Texas nurse with Ebola are among at least nine people voluntarily quarantined in northeast Ohio.

The Akron Beacon Journal (https://bit.ly/1oecJic ) reports Summit County Health Commissioner Gene Nixon identified the others as a bridesmaid’s husband and three children of bridesmaids who didn’t have direct contact with 29-year-old Amber Vinson.

Nixon said the bridesmaids and Vinson were at an Akron bridal shop last Saturday.

He says the quarantined people haven’t shown symptoms. That’s key because people infected with Ebola aren’t considered contagious until they have symptoms.

Health officials say they haven’t ruled out the possibility that Vinson’s illness began last Friday or Saturday.

Patrons who visited Coming Attractions Bridal & Formal in Akron last Saturday afternoon have been asked to call Summit County Public Health.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, https://www.ohio.com

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