Fortunately, the lab supervisor who recently went on a cruise to the Caribbean, although reporting never being informed of the need to self-monitor until after the ship left, has been cleared of being infected with the virus and is actually at very low risk.
On the other hand, due to the nurse traveling to Ohio, there are now hundreds of passengers from the same flight as well as those who flew on the same airplane being asked to self-monitor as a precaution. That plane has been grounded and its flight crew is also on 21 days of paid leave. Some schools closed for a day and a dozen contacts in Ohio are now under quarantine.
Over the next couple days, the chances of identifying more Ebola cases should peak from those individuals who may have been exposed to either of the two Presbyterian Hospital nurses now infected with Ebola. If to err is human, then we should err on the side of caution….or as the CDC now says, we need to act out of an “abundance of caution” to prevent any further spread of this deadly virus.