Why Ohio is facing a potential Ebola pandemic in 2016
Ohio could see a potential pandemic from the end of May through the end-of-June, the CDC has warned.
As of Thursday, Ohio has recorded nearly 50 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 20,000 people in the U.S. and other parts of the world, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.
The Ohio State Department of Public Health said the number of confirmed cases and deaths could reach more than 50,000 by the end, and more than 120,000 would likely die.
Ohio, which was already the fourth-most-infected state in the nation, could see more than 2,500 new cases of EV-D68 by the beginning of the summer.
The CDC is calling for additional testing and the testing of travelers arriving in Ohio.
The state has also been putting a moratorium on all new cases until at least mid-June.
If you or anyone you know has any symptoms of EV, contact a health care professional immediately.
If you are sick with EV-1, contact the CDC or call the National Emergency Number for EV-19, which is 732-427-8181.