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Campus concerns about Ebola. Thousands of students coming from infected countries.

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posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 01:44 PM

“It is a national concern and a worldwide threat. We know we have a number of students coming from that part of the country to our campus and they are more than welcome. We are really glad to be having them, but we need to be cautious,” said Alma Olsen, director of Student Health Services.
“What we are asking is that students that are coming from that part of the country to check in with student health services. We are going to provide them with a questionnaire to ask them about what they did in their country prior to coming to us,” said Olsen.


In UK alone there are over 34 000 students from Africa and some of them do come from infected areas.
The top five African countries in terms of the number of students enrolled on UK higher education programmes in 2012/13 were:
1 Nigeria: 17,395
2 Kenya: 2,175
3 Ghana: 1,980
4 Mauritius: 1,450
5 Libya: 1,395

In US there are about 671 000 students from abroad, while most of the students comes from Asia, Europe and latin America about 5% comes from Africa which would be about 33 000 students.

Was trying to find some numbers after today in our own country as small country as it is every year over 700 students from Nigeria graduates here. Nigeria is not the only country where these students come from there is also students coming from Liberia and other infected countries. Finnish health organisation estimated that hundreds of students from infected countries are coming to study in our universities this year and what measures they are going to make is still on the desk and there will be some guidelines coming later.

So how is it in your country..

edit on 18-8-2014 by dollukka because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 01:51 PM
Hopefully, everyone is on high alert. This is much worse than someone getting meningitis although that kills fairly quickly and easily if not caught in time, but at least that is curable.

posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 01:59 PM
I hope that these students will be thouroughly examined and an eye kept on them for the 3weeks , after they arrived in them countries . College / Universities is about or has allready started in the US so i hope that some precautions were taken .


posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 02:26 PM
Yup, and if their mere arrival (and not quarantine, mind you) isn't enough, there's the wonderful germ-sharing tradition known as Thanksgiving where everyone gets on planes, trains and automobiles and spends several hours in a warm house with their relatives, amassing as many more germs as possible, then goes back to college or school and shares them THERE, and if that's not enough, does it again a perfectly timed for incubation purposes 5 weeks later at Christmastime. Don't forget all that fun shopping in malls to spread the cheer!

By January 2 when everyone is back to so-called normal and the weather starts to really suck, we should know what new flu's, Ebola's and whatever else they have planned for us go ummmmm, viral.

posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 03:46 PM
Students from that region is an aspect of this whole Ebola issue that I hadn't thought of. Let's hope for the best.

posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 03:52 PM
a reply to: signalfire

Yes, but those holidays are a few months away. By then, the countries in question may be quarantined. Look at it this way - we take the risk of taking these students now. They are going to come from the wealthier parts of their countries which will somewhat minimize the risk that they will be infected, and they will also be among their countries' best and brightest young people.

If their countries are quarantined ... where would it be better for these kids to be? Locked into their home countries because we didn't allow them out now while they can still come out, or locked out of their countries at that point in time but isolated in nations where they can be kept healthy and presumably ready to help rebuild a brighter future after the sickness burns out?

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