There have been a few cases in my state also, but I think it's like dealing with other contagious illnesses. Try to be healthy in your daily habits, out in public, and trust that it will not follow the doom-and-gloom path that the media are making it out to be.
And do try to soothe your children's concerns over it. They are impressionable, and you're right to try your best not to let them become frightened through you.
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