How to help Georgia high school students cope with Ebola outbreak

AUGUSTA, Ga.

(CBS Atlanta) – Parents are in shock after a South Georgia high-school student who tested positive for Ebola has died.

The school district released a statement Tuesday morning.

The student, who was in the eighth grade, tested positive Friday.

The district says the student is in good health.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the student was taken to an Atlanta hospital, where he died Monday.

The Georgia Department of Public Health says the person who tested negative for Ebola is in isolation at a hospital in Atlanta.

The health department says it has received more than 300 confirmed cases and about 300 potential cases of the disease.

Georgia’s Department of Health has put out alerts for high schoolers and students at three Georgia high schools.

It says parents should check in with their child at least 48 hours before they go to school to make sure he or she has all the required tests and is up-to-date on their immunizations.

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