Missionary with ‘some risk’ of Ebola being monitored in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An individual who has "some risk" for Ebola is being monitored for the deadly virus in Charlotte, according to the Mecklenburg County Health Department.

That person, a SIM missionary according to International Christian Mission Agency,  recently left one of the West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.

WSOC reported that the missionary has been classified at “some risk” under the categories outlined by the Centers for Disease Control.

This means the individual had close contact in households, health care facilities or community settings with a person with Ebola while the person was infectious and may need to be quarantined.

The missionary, whose identity has not been released, arrived through private ground transport and will be monitored for 21 days, according to state and CDC guidelines.

The department also said the risk to the community is “very low."

Source: WSOC

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