We would like to provide the university community with additional information regarding the three Kent State University employees who are related to the second nurse diagnosed with Ebola. These three relatives work in administrative areas on the Kent Campus. The three employees are not faculty members. They do not teach in the classroom. Also, none work in dining services, residence halls, custodial positions, recreational services, or health services. They have little or no contact with students.
Kent State University has informed its university community that the second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola, a nurse who helped care for Thomas Eric Duncan, is related to three Kent State employees. The patient was not showing any symptoms of the disease when she traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, on Friday, Oct. 10, and returned to Dallas, Texas, on Monday, Oct. 13. In Dallas, the patient detected a low-grade fever on Tuesday, Oct. 14, and entered a Dallas hospital for isolation and treatment. The patient was tested for Ebola, and results on Wednesday, Oct.
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Dear Students and the Kent State Community,
I understand the fears you may be experiencing in light of the news that the second nurse diagnosed with Ebola recently visited Northeast Ohio and interacted with her relatives, including three employees who work at our Kent Campus. I’d like to thank you for staying calm during this unsettling time. This is what we know as of today.
On Oct. 16, Portage County Local Health Departments issued a press release that helps answers questions regarding Ebola and provides information specifically about Kent State University. Read the Portage County Local Health Departments’ press release at http://ow.ly/CULRk.