Recently, 2 children at Howard R. Yocum elementary school in New Jersey were told to stay home due to the fact they may have Ebola. Although the children are from Rwanda, an east African country that is more than 2600 miles from West African countries affected with the Ebola crisis, many parents raised concerns for their children's health. Some parents were stating they would keep their children home if the 2 Rwandan children attended the school. One parent stated anyone from the continent of Africa needs to stay there until the crisis of Ebola is resolved. The school district told the parents of the 2 Rwandan children to stay home for 21 days, the maximum period to see if Ebola's symptoms become visible. I understand the parents concerns but I am also worry about this heighten level of paranoia I have notice surrounding Ebola. I feel the media doesn't make it better with fear mongering - at least that's my perspective. I guess the good part is the children will be allow to attend the school after 21 days but I feel so bad for them to be ostracize base on this idea that any person from the continent of Africa could have Ebola. What are your thoughts?