by Kolapo Olapoju
Ebola virus might be spreading fast across West Africa, but Americans are apparently taking no chances. Schools have begun to put protocol in place for students and staff who have recently been to West Africa.
One of such schools is Emory University, Altanta, which has instructed students coming in from affected countries to undergo certain safety protocols.
“Greeting from Emory!” a memo from the school reads. “We hope you have enjoyed a restful summer and are looking forward to seeing you on Emory’s campus in the coming weeks.”
“Our records show that you may be arriving from a country that has been affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak. While Ebola poses little risk to the US, if you have lived in or are traveling through certain areas in West Africa, you may be at risk for exposure.
“If you have spent any time in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, or Guinea in the past few weeks, Emory has put in place a protocol for students, staff, and faculty who have recently traveled to West Africa.”
“At the Ebola protocol office, the returning students or lecturers will be asked for locations visited in West Africa, dates they were in West Africa, any current symptoms, and other details.”