PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

No Known Ebola Risk Present at Penn State

As fears of Ebola continue to spread nationally, Penn State spokeswoman Lisa Powers said there is no known risk of the disease spreading here, but the university is actively monitoring the situation.

Penn State is no longer monitoring the 80 students that travelled to areas with an Ebola risk, as their 21-day mandatory monitoring period has passed. They do not have the disease and are not a risk, Powers said.

“However, with the potential for new information and additional recommendations from Ebola experts and the CDC, we will continue to follow this issue, be vigilant in identifying any new threats, and respond as needed, in accordance with expert recommendations,” Powers said.

Ebola is an often-fatal infection that started in central Africa and was spread to humans from wild animals. It’s spread from human to human by direct contact with “blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and with surfaces and materials (e.g. bedding, clothing) contaminated with these fluids,” according to the World Health Organization. Symptoms of Ebola include a severe fever, headache, muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and an unexplained hemorrhage.

Reports of possible cases have grown in the last week since a Liberian man in Dallas was confirmed to be infected. According to the New York Times, since an outbreak occurred in Africa over the summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have assessed more than 100 possible cases.

“While there are no current identified Penn State people who may have been in countries or locations with known Ebola outbreaks, UHS is not just ‘relaxing’ on this issue, but rather are proactively identifying potential future concerns, such as travel during semester break,” Powers said.

About the Author

Tim Gilbert

Former Managing Editor of this site, now just makes lots of #content for it from the Phyrst’s Table 69. Senior from Philadelphia. First-generation Penn Stater. I might go to law school after this, but I might not, too. “For the Glory” is in my email signature because I’m a douche. [email protected] is my email if you want to tell me why I suck. Alternatively, you can call me out on Twitter @OlGilb.

Comments

More by Tim

Penn State’s New Academic Mark Is Just Awful

My brain is not able to understand how a team of people supposedly proficient in this industry gathered, looked at this new mark, and said, “Yes, this will do!”

Penn State Hoops To Host DePaul In Inaugural Gavitt Tipoff

James Franklin To Throw First Pitch At Yankee Stadium On April 28

Athletics

North Dakota Interested In Playing Against Penn State Hockey In Nashville

North Dakota is working towards an agreement that will see its hockey team play against Penn State in Nashville during the 2020-21 season.

Former Cal Swimmer Says She Emailed Sandy Barbour About Sexual Harassment Claims

Max Sauve Commits To Penn State Hockey

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Student Life

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting On A Service Trip

When Abby Wilt went on a service trip to Nassau, Bahamas, she had no idea she’d meet the love of her life.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

State Theatre Recognized As A State College Historic Site

As it approaches the 80th anniversary of its opening, the State Theatre has been recognized as a State College historic site.

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting On A Service Trip

When Abby Wilt went on a service trip to Nassau, Bahamas, she had no idea she’d meet the love of her life.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend