Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ebola Fears: American Teacher Resign After Parents Raised Concern About Her Trip To Africa

 A teacher at a Louisville, Kentucky, Catholic school has resigned after parents raised concern about their children safety after her return on a visit from Kenya a continent away from the Ebola epidemic in western Africa. Susan Sherman, a religious education teacher who is also a registered nurse, was recently on a mission in Kenya in eastern Africa.

When she returned, St. Margaret Mary school requested she take a precautionary 21-day leave and produce a health note from her doctor, according to a statement from the Archdiocese of Louisville. Sherman, who taught religion to seventh- and eighth-graders, chose to resign instead, according to WDRB. Kenya has never produce any single case of Ebola.

Cecelia Price, chief communications officer for the Archdiocese, said the decision to request the leave came from the school itself.
Meanwhile U.S. states have imposed mandatory quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - while the federal government is wary of discouraging potential medical volunteers.
The most deadly outbreak of Ebola on record has killed 4,951 people, mostly in West Africa.

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