TALLMADGE, Ohio (WKBN) – The home where Amber Vinson spent time while in town in Tallmadge is blocked off by police, and there weren’t many others in the neighborhood on Thursday.
Vinson, a Dallas nurse who treated a man infected with Ebola, was diagnosed with the virus this week.
In Tallmadge, residents are still talking about Vinson’s visit to the area via a Dallas to Cleveland flight, after treating the infected patient.
“We thought we were in the part of the country where this doesn’t happen,” said Alyssa Bell of Cuyahoga Falls.
Bell said she is frightened over the Ebola concern in Northeast Ohio. Especially since the home where Vinson spent part of her time while in town is down the road from Headliners Hair Design where Bell brought her mom to get her hair done Thursday morning.
Other patrons and the owners of the salon were equally concerned. They have been following the news all week and hope everyone involved is being cared for and will be okay.
“I was a little shocked to find out it was so close,” said Karen Slonsky, Headliners Hair Design.
Many in the area are just hoping health officials can keep the situation contained and it doesn’t become more of a problem.