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Cornell health officials keep eyes on growing Ebola concerns

Cornell health officials keep eyes on growing Ebola concerns

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With concerns growing worldwide over the Ebola outbreak in Africa, precautions are being taken right here in Ithaca.

Cornell University officials say they’ve been in touch with a small number of students who come from, or who have traveled to, regions most affected by the growing outbreak.

They say no students have been assessed as having had risk to exposure, and add that no faculty or staff have reported traveling to impacted areas recently.

Health officials also point out that the risk of exposure to Ebola is very low at Cornell and Ithaca, along with the U.S.

The Associated Press reports that some state health departments have spelled out for colleges and universities what symptoms they should be looking for in students who may have been in impacted areas of Africa.

Cornell officials say they are using updates from the CDC as well.

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