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One way to reduce the odds your students will get Ebola in school is to be located in a state where no one has Ebola. Ohio has never had a case of the terrifying disease, but that’s not enough for Strongsville school officials. They’ve announced a program to scrub keyboards, phones, doorknobs and other things people often touch — and to do it every Friday. Superintendent John Krupinski said “indirect contact” with people with Ebola creates only an “extremely low risk.” The school’s director of business services, Mark Donnelly, said the scrubbing will at least “keep germs and infections down.” (AC/Cleveland Plain Dealer) ...And paranoia up.
Original Publication Date: 09 November 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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