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Via: Huffington Post
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Maybe the administration at this school should take some geography lessons of their own, and a chill pill.

A Kentucky teacher (also a registered nurse), who visited Kenya recently, has resigned from her job after parents at the school raised concerns about Ebola.

The school asked her to take a 21-day leave and produce a doctor's note before returning to work, but she walked out the door instead.

British chemist Anthony England, who has spent a great deal of time in Africa, created and tweeted the above map to highlight the areas in Africa where the Ebola outbreak exists and why our fears are unsubstantiated.

"Ignorance & misinformation is a big problem with Ebola. So a clueless Kentucky school causing the resignation of a teacher because she spent time in Kenya is just idiocy," England said.

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Via: MNN
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Measures taken in the current Ebola outbreak may hold some clues for how to handle samples brought back to Earth from Mars, a place that could potentially host extraterrestrial microbes.

The 1971 sci-fi film "The Andromeda Strain" dramatized the idea of alien organisms infecting the Earth. Based on a novel by Michael Crichton, the film depicts the spread of an alien germ brought back to Earth by a satellite. An elite team of specialists responds, relying on protective hazmat suits, decontamination and disinfection safety levels, and a secret, high-tech underground facility named Wildfire to study and deal with the deadly extraterrestrial organism.