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Three in Iowa currently self-monitoring for Ebola symptoms

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The Iowa Department of Health's most recent Ebola update says that 3 people in the state are currently monitoring themselves for symptoms of the disease.

Those who are self-monitoring have a low risk of getting the disease and currently don't have any symptoms; those who are self-monitoring are allowed normal activities, but they must check their temperature and symptoms twice a day.

Since September of last year, 39 people self-monitored for symptoms; those 39 people were all travelers from Sierra Leone, Liberia, or Guinea who had no signs of the disease and no known exposure to it.

Also, since September, only one person has had some risk in Iowa, they were put on a Quarantine Order.

There are no suspected or confirmed cases of the disease in Iowa


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