By Jon Herskovitz
DALLAS, Oct 3 (Reuters) – A visibly shaken Qeuna Dawson on
Friday walked her dual boys to a Jack Lowe Elementary School in
Dallas, where a tyro was private after entrance into contact
with a initial studious diagnosed with Ebola in a United
“I wanted to keep my boys home though they told me a school
is safe. But if we hear of one child sneezing, those boys are
staying home,” pronounced Dawson, who lives a stone’s chuck from the
spot where a putrescent male was rushed to a hospital.
At belligerent 0 of a U.S. Ebola scare, many relatives have
faced a doubt of either to lift their children out of
neighborhood schools, that officials have reassured them are
“This is a lethal disease. It’s only crazy,” Dawson said.
In U.S. cities with vast populations of immigrants from
West Africa, where a largest conflict of Ebola on record has
killed some-more than 3,400 people, propagandize play are perplexing to tamp
down any panic about Ebola.
At Sam Tasby Middle School, in a same Dallas neighborhood
where a Ebola studious stayed briefly, a summary was posted on
a pointer outward a propagandize on Friday: “Children First. Our School
But while Dallas has mostly kept a cold over a Ebola
case, assemblage has forsaken during a 4 schools that were
attended by a children who had approach hit with the
infected man, Liberian inhabitant Thomas Eric Duncan. Those
children have been private from propagandize for monitoring.
Attendance was 10 percent reduce from normal levels, early
figures from a Dallas Independent School District show.
The propagandize house has versed upkeep workers with
protective rigging and had them scrubbing schools, deployed nurses
and set adult a hotline so relatives can call for updates.
It also sent a notice in English, Arabic, Nepali, Burmese
and Vietnamese to relatives and guardians in a patient’s melting
pot area of Vickery Meadow, observant there is no imminent
danger to children.
“As some-more information gets out, people ease down a little
bit,” pronounced Mike Miles, a Dallas Independent School District
In other tools of a nation that also have sizable
populations of Liberian immigrants, officials and residents have
reacted to a Ebola outbreak.
In Rhode Island, state open health officials have been
briefing propagandize nurses given a educational year began on how to
screen patients for Ebola.
About 200 miles south in New York City, in a area on
Staten Island famous as Little Liberia for a vast population
of immigrants from Liberia other West African nations, many were
Nicole Martinez, 23, pronounced employees of her daycare center
have taken to wearing latex sanatorium gloves when in hit with
“We’ve taken this prevision since we have children with
families in a tools of Africa with Ebola,” she said.
At an facile propagandize in a same New York neighborhood,
one primogenitor pronounced his children were told to extent earthy contact
with other students.
“Don’t shake hands, don’t combat with friends like we used
to,” pronounced Ibraheem Fallay, 40, a Liberian-American, as he waited
on a school’s stairs for his eldest daughter, Bintou.
Concerns about Ebola were not singular to primary schools.
At Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, dual graduate
epidemiology students who had trafficked to Liberia to advise the
Health Ministry on regulating computers to lane a pathogen will spend
21 days in siege before returning to classes, Paul Cleary,
dean of a Yale School of Public Health, pronounced in a minute to
faculty and staff.
Back in Dallas, Larry Lewis pronounced he is not vital in fear
and has sent his 10-year-old daughter to propagandize to be with her
friends and teachers.
“Even if there is an widespread of Biblical proportions
lurking out there, we have to keep on living,” he said.
(Additional stating by Marice Richter and Lisa Maria Garza in
Dallas, Sebastien Malo in New York; Richard Weizel in New Haven,
Connecticut; and Scott Malone in Boston; Editing by Leslie
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