Two students from Rwanda enrolled at Howard Yocum Elementary School in Burlington County, New Jersey, are being kept at home over fears that they might be carrying the Ebola virus... despite the fact that Rwanda is in East Africa, some 2,600 miles from the epicenter of the outbreak in West Africa.
Another parent added, "Anybody from that area should just stay there until all this stuff is resolved. There's nobody affected here let's just keep it that way."
Subscribe to The Week
Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.
"That area," we presume, being the entire continent of Africa.
Continue reading for free
We hope you're enjoying The Week's refreshingly open-minded journalism.
Subscribed to The Week? Register your account with the same email as your subscription.