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Officials: 10 People In Michigan Still Being Monitored For Ebola Symptoms

LANSING (WWJ) -- Ten people in Michigan are undergoing twice-daily checks for symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus.

Michigan Department of Community Health spokesperson Jennifer Smith said that all ten are seeing health care professionals twice a day to have their temperatures taken and to be checked for other symptoms.

"These individuals are being monitored based on their travel history," Smith said. "That means that they have traveled to a country with wide-spread Ebola in the last 21 days."

Smith did not say where the ten live, but confirmed that all had recently traveled to either Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia. Smith did say that there is no evidence that any of the ten actually came into contact with anyone who has Ebola.

"These individuals are being actively monitored, which means twice-daily contact with health officials checking on their temperature and just ensuring that they are not showing any symptoms that could be indicative of Ebola," Smith said.

The CDC says those at highest risk are healthcare providers caring for Ebola patients and the family and friends in close contact with Ebola patients. Symptoms of Ebola include fever, severe headache, muscle plant, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and unexplained bleeding.

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