Universities adjust plans in face of Ebola crisis

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Thursday, August 14, 2014

American universities are suspending programs in West Africa in light of the Ebola outbreak, and taking measures to ensure that no one comes back to campus with the disease.

On July 31, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans against non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone because of Ebola. The disease has sickened more than 1,700 in those countries and claimed more than 960 lives.

Since then, several schools have announced that they would not send their students to the region.

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