Fearing Ebola, some U.S. communities take drastic steps

A teacher from Maine was placed on three-weeks paid leave because she’d traveled to Texas for a conference — where she’d stayed in a hotel 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the hospital in which the first case of the virus was diagnosed in the United States.

A Pulitzer-prize-winning photographer was uninvited from speaking at a journalism school, because he’d gone to Ebola hotspot Liberia, even though he’d been back 21 days and was showing no symptoms…

In Hazlehurst, Mississippi, some parents pulled their children from a middle school because the principal had traveled to Zambia to attend his brother’s funeral.

Zambia is in southern Africa, far from the Ebola crisis in West Africa.