None of them have developed the disease yet, but in Michigan eight people who came into the United States from western Africa at different times are being monitored in the state of Michigan.
Currently, their locations are not available for privacy reasons. Â Department of Community Health spokeswoman Angela Minicuci said that exposure to the deadly virus does not have a single origin.
Michigan is following the recommended Center for Disease Control guidelines of daily monitoring including temperature taking, looking for symptoms and generally keeping those under surveillance calm and in relative isolation. Â The governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, is reminding the people of his state that they do have within their borders the laboratory and hospital facilities to deal with Ebola patients as CDC guidelines warrant. Â No tests have been performed for Ebola in Michigan as there has been no need as yet.
â€œEbola is hopefully a low-threat, low-risk problem in the state of Michigan, but itâ€™s a serious one,â€ Snyder said last week. â€œThis is an evolving situation … (and) weâ€™re preparing to adjust as circumstances change.â€
This revelation comes on the heels of the governors of two states, New York and New Jersey, taking matters into their own hands and imposing mandatory quarantine times for people returning from countries in West Africa where Ebola has reached epidemic levels. Â The federal response by the Obama Administration to quarantine those exposed and contain the virus when possible has been widely criticized as too slow, and ineffective when people refuse to self-isolate and further expose countless others to the disease through their actions.