Ebola: Some Schools Shut Down; Others Screening for Virus

Ebola: Some Schools Shut Down; Others Screening for Virus

Districts in Solon, Ohio, and Belton, Texas, closed some schools this week in response to news that a nurse who was recently diagnosed with the Ebola virus flew on a commercial airplane while she may have been showing symptoms, the Washington Post reports.

The districts took the action after determining that staff or students were aboard the same Frontier Airlines flight as the nurse, local media reports.

Elsewhere, a few isolated school districts have started screening students for Ebola. In Louisiana, the state’s education board has approved emergency rules that will allow districts to close and send students home if they sense a threat from the illness, the Baton Rouge Advocate reports. Read more here

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