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Walnut Hills grad under quarantine after Ebola scare

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Walnut Hills High School graduate Morgan Dixon is one of the most recent patients to be quarantined in New York after her fiancée, Dr. Craig Spencer, tested positive for the disease Thursday night.

According to the New York Times, Dixon checked into Bellevue Hospital Center hours after her fiancée on Thursday. She was released on Saturday after doctors determined she was healthy. However, she will be under a mandatory quarantine in her New York apartment for 21 days so she can be monitored.

Dixon has shown no symptoms of the illness.

Spencer brought back the disease after his trip to Guinea where he worked as a volunteer for Doctors without Borders. He is now getting a blood transfusion from Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol.

While attending Walnut Hills High School, Dixon ran long distance for the Cross Country Killers. But her mind always stretched much further than Cincinnati. As president of the school's Amnesty International program, she was always "writing officials in developing countries...and urging them to stop violating human rights," according to the New York Times. She graduated from the school in 2002.

Spencer and Dixon met in a language immersion course in Henan Province in China about 8 years ago, according to the newspaper.

"They are both incredible humanitarian individuals and my person heroes," Dixon's sister Sera told the Times.

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