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LFCHD To Monitor Visitors To Ebola-Affected Regions As Precaution, Risk Low

Posted: 1:59 PM, Feb 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-22 17:45:42-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)- The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has announced that they will soon begin monitoring returning travelers from Ebola-affected areas of Africa, with cooperation from the CDC and Kentucky Department of Health.

In order to ensure their safety, as well as those around them in the community, travelers agree to be monitored for the required 21-day period after leaving the outbreak area.

The process will be similar to public health monitoring for Ebola infection done during the last major outbreak of the Ebola virus on the African continent in 2014.

No travelers have shown any signs of Ebola disease, and most are expected to be at low risk for contracting the virus.

This is a precautionary measure.

To maintain privacy, additional details regarding the travelers cannot be shared. For more on Ebola, please visit  https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html .