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Texas health commish won't close schools in face of Ebola scare

The Texas health commissioner says concerns over the spread of Ebola should not result in schools closing or the cancellation of school events.

Commissioner David Lakey issued a statement Sunday saying "there is no reason for schools to close ..."

He says children who live with a person being monitored for Ebola should not be excluded from school.

Lakey says none of the three people in Dallas infected with Ebola went to a school and normal cleaning procedures are sufficient for any school building.

The Belton school district temporarily closed three of its campuses after a family of four, including two students, traveled on the same flight as one of the two nurses diagnosed with the virus.

Health officials say the nurse was not displaying symptoms when she traveled.

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