Ebola in U.S.: Who has it, who doesn’t, who might

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(CNN) — As of Friday, eight confirmed cases of Ebola have been or are being treated in the United States, and one U.S. citizen died abroad having never returned to the States. Dozens of others are being monitored or are in some form of quarantine.

Here is a breakdown of U.S. Ebola cases and precautions as of Friday, October 17 (Cases in which full Ebola tests were conducted and found negative — or in which Ebola was ruled out at the outset — are not included on this list):

8 confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States

Dr. Kent Brantly (missionary) — Discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on August 21.

Nancy Writebol (missionary) — Discharged from Emory University Hospital on August 19.

Thomas Eric Duncan (Liberian) — Died October 8; was treated for Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas.

Amber Vinson (nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian) — Currently receiving treatment at Emory University Hospital after being transported from Dallas on October 15.

Nina Pham (nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian) — Currently receiving treatment; Transferred to a NIH hospital in Maryland, from Dallas, for treatment on October 16, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra (missionary) — Discharged from the Nebraska Medical Center on September 25; was admitted to a hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, for a respiratory virus on October 4; and was released the following day.

Ashoka Mukpo (NBC News freelancer) — Currently receiving treatment at the Nebraska Medical Center; diagnosed in Liberia on October 2.

Name unknown — Currently receiving treatment; the World Health Organization and Emory University Hospital are not confirming that the patient worked for WHO; Arrived at Emory on September 9.

1 confirmed case, U.S. citizen abroad:

Patrick Sawyer, a government official in the Liberian Ministry of Finance and a naturalized U.S. citizen from Minnesota, died July 25 in Nigeria after caring for his Ebola-stricken sister in Liberia.


— At least 76 health care workers who may have come into contact with Thomas Eric Duncan after he was hospitalized are being monitored for symptoms of the disease, the CDC said. The CDC is considering putting 76 health care workers at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas on its “Do Not Board” list.

— Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said 48 other people in the community are still being monitored after having contact with Duncan. All 48 were asymptomatic as of October 16.

— (Duncan was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian on September 28. The 21-day monitoring period will end October 19 for those who had contact with Duncan. Amber Vinson began showing symptoms on October 14. The 21-day monitoring period will end November 4 for those that had contact with Vinson).


— The CDC is asking all 132 passengers on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas on October 13 to contact them. Anyone determined to be at any potential risk will be monitored. The six crew members on that flight have been placed on paid leave for 21 days by the airline. Frontier Airlines also is notifying up to 800 people who were aboard that plane for Flight 1143 and six subsequent flights to contact the CDC or state health officials if they have any concerns.


Belize — A Texas hospital health worker who may have handled Thomas Eric Duncan’s fluid samples has been quarantined on a cruise ship, the U.S. State Department said Friday. A doctor at the cruise ship has declared the worker symptom-free and in good health.

Northeast Ohio — 12 people are in voluntary self-quarantine after contact with or being in the vicinity of Amber Vinson, including Vinson’s step-father Kelvin Berry. Of those 12, eight are in Summit County, and four are in Cuyahoga County. Two employees at the bridal store where Vinson visited are on self-quarantine; at this point the 21-day quarantine does not apply to them.

Dallas — Amber Vinson’s mother, Debra Berry, is under self-quarantine at a Dallas hotel. Two unnamed staff members at Windsor Senior Living in Dallas were quarantined on October 6 after coming in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, according to the facility’s managers, and will remain quarantined until October 27.

Unconfirmed cases

New Haven, Connecticut — A Yale University doctoral student is currently in isolation at Yale-New Haven Hospital, though preliminary tests have come back negative, CNN affiliate WTNH reported. The student recently returned from a trip to Liberia.