Someone in Iowa has been ordered into quarantine because of possible exposure to the Ebola virus, but the person poses no risk to the public, state health officials said Thursday.
The unidentified person had “some risk of being exposed to Ebola,” the Iowa Department of Public Health said in a news release.
The department said the person has been directed to stay home and have their temperature taken twice a day, including at least once with a public-health official watching. The person has shown no symptoms of the disease, the department said.
Experts say people who have Ebola can’t spread it until they have symptoms. “At this time, there is no risk to public safety,” the agency stressed.