As President Barack Obama on Saturday urged against “hysteria or fear” over Ebola, US media had reports of communities taking seemingly overzealous measures against the disease.

A teacher from Maine was placed on three-weeks paid leave because she’d traveled to Texas for a conference — where she’d stayed in a hotel 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the hospital in which the first case of the virus was diagnosed in the United States.

A Pulitzer-prize-winning photographer was uninvited from speaking at a journalism school, because he’d gone to Ebola hotspot Liberia, even though he’d been back 21 days and was showing no symptoms.

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