Thursday October 16th, 2014

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood said he talked to his team about taking precautions against Ebola ahead of its trip to Columbus for Saturday's game against Ohio State.

Multiple people in northeast Ohio are quarantined after a nurse who treated a deceased Ebola patient in Dallas took a flight there from Cleveland before being diagnosed with the disease.

From an NJ.com report:

"What I did is, I went online and did some of my own research just to see how it spreads and to educate the team, so we did a little bit of that this morning,'' Flood said following practice Thursday. "I assured them that the plane, when we get on it, will be sanitized and cleaned. From all the information I have, it's transferable through bodily fluids. It's not something you can get just by standing next to somebody.

"You gotta be careful. You gotta make sure your hands are clean, can't share drinks. We'll take all the necessary precautions. But it's not something that will distract us, either.''

Rutgers will take a charter plane to Ohio on Friday, according to the report.

Other sports teams have also been addressed about Ebola in light of the two health care workers testing positive for the virus, including the New York Giants in advance of their trip to Dallas to play the Cowboys.

- Chris Johnson

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