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Md. Health Department: No More Details on Suspected Ebola Cases

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's health department will no longer release details on individual cases of people being monitored for potentially having the Ebola virus unless a patient tests positive.

The health department announced the policy last week in the interest of patient privacy. Christopher Garrett, a spokesman for the department, noted in his announcement a policy by The Associated Press to exercise caution in reporting on suspected cases, most of which turn out to be negative.

Garrett notes "time has shown the Ebola hospital admission rumor to be an unreliable threshold" for publicly discussing a case.

Garrett wrote Maryland expects to be actively monitoring several hundred recent travelers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. He writes it is expected that some may develop symptoms that should be evaluated to rule out Ebola.

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