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Connecticut Puts Nine People Under Quarantine To Monitor For Ebola

Department of Public Health Commissioner Jewel Mullen discusses the state's efforts to combat a potential Ebola virus outbreak in a press conference last week.
Department of Public Health Commissioner Jewel Mullen discusses the state's efforts to combat a potential Ebola virus outbreak in a press conference last week. Photo Credit: Courtesy of CT-N

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Nine people are now under quarantine in Connecticut and are being monitored for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus, including a family of six people in West Haven, the Hartford Courant reported.

The Department of Public Health has issued the 21-day quarantine orders for the people, who are not sick and do not pose a risk to public health, department spokesman William Gerrish told The Courant. The department will monitor their health during the quarantine.

The nine people all reportedly traveled in West Africa recently.

Guidelines issued last week by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said that those who have returned to Connecticut from West Africa and are sick "will be sent to a hospital" for isolation and treatment. For those returning travelers who aren't sick, "you will be required to stay at home for 21 days and take your temperature twice a day."

Read the full story here at the Hartford Courant.

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