Michigan monitoring 10 patients for Ebola

Posted at 6:36 AM, Oct 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-29 06:36:06-04

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Community Health has confirmed that 10 people in Michigan are being monitored to see if they contract Ebola.

However, none of those people have shown symptoms.

According to the Detroit News, the people are in several different counties, but a spokesperson for MDCH would not identify those locations out of respect for the patients’ privacy.

The heath department has also declined to release details about who the people are or how they may have been exposed to the virus.

Under guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, people who are at any risk for exposure need to be monitored for 21 days, even if they do not show symptoms. However, these guidelines are not mandatory.