Children from Ebola-stricken nation cleared to attend school

The DeKalb County School District is letting two children from Liberia enroll in Dunwoody schools after they were cleared of any risk of spreading Ebola.

The arrival of the family caused a stir amid fears of the virus, which has raged in Liberia and other West African nations, killing thousands.

School officials consulted with state and federal education and health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Documents, including stamped passports and records from Emory Wellness Travel Clinic and Northside Pediatrics, established that the children had emerged symptom-free from the 21-day incubation period for the Ebola virus, according to a letter sent home Wednesday to parents of students attending Dunwoody High School and Dunwoody Elementary School.

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