- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio health officials say several hundred travelers coming from West African countries that had Ebola outbreaks have been monitored temporarily under protocols implemented last fall, and no quarantines have been necessary.

The Ohio Department of Health says each traveler from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is monitored until 21 days after they were last potentially exposed to the virus or were last in one of those countries.

A department spokeswoman says that as of Friday, 46 travelers were within that window. She says 328 more people have completed monitoring since the protocols were put in place more than seven months ago as officials sought to ensure the illness didn’t spread.

Officials now say Liberia is considered Ebola-free, Sierra Leone’s outbreak is nearly ended and more work is needed in Guinea.

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