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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.

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7 comments

  • matt

    To all you idiots going to africa, STOP putting the rest of us at risk cause of your decision to go, it should be mandatory that they are quarantined when they get back! Wtf!

    • Cat

      I agree Matt, actually, they should be quarantined before being allowed on a flight home. Just inform the workers before they go over there to help, that they will be quarantined before being allowed to come home. Problem solved.

  • Cat

    Ok you can’t tell us who or where, so what are we supposed to do with this information?, Just be afraid? Why bother telling us anything at all? Why not hold the information until you have something to say that would actually help people be aware. Who was asking the MDCH questions about ebola patients. They had to have been asked in order to confirm an answer or are you guys just trying to start a rumor. I feel like we the people are living the movie “Wag the Dog”. especially the part where they call the news and say “it definitely cannot be confirmed” when there is nothing to confirm, they’re trying to start a scare to cover their fake war that draws attention away from the president’s actions.Maybe you all need to be asking the question of why this is all happening right before mid-term elections. News like this article serves no other purpose than to incite fear. STOP IT!

    • patty

      I completely agree. Why cant they say what counties these people are in- it wont hurt those that are being monitored because they wouldnt have to release names.

  • Jody Really just a nobody housewife

    Well, I can’t say I’m surprised..but werent they afraid that travelers would start lying about where they had travelled just to gain entry into the country? Well, now the state government in MI is concealing who, why and where people are in this state..way to set a good example! NOT

  • adam

    Anyone happen to catch the document that the Washington post published? The government wants to bring non citizens to the u.s. to treat them for ebola. So I guess my hard earned tax dollars are going to go to treating people who aren’t even citizens to start with. But if I were to catch this disease I would receive no help from the government and have to foot the bill myself. How absolutely ridiculous that our government won’t help our own citizens but they will jump at the chance to look like the hero big brother and make us foot the bill for it.

  • Cheryl

    I dont understand why they cant tell us which counties these people are in. If i happen to be in the same county, id like to know so i can better protect myself. I have two small children, a three year old and a newborn. If they were, or I was to contract the virus it would be devistating.

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