Ky. teacher quits after school demands Ebola quarantine over trip to Kenya
A health worker in Liberian capital Monrovia wears protective gear against the deadly Ebola virus (AFP)

A Kentucky teacher resigned rather than take a three-week, self-imposed Ebola quarantine after traveling to Kenya – thousands of miles away from the epidemic in western Africa.

Susan Sherman, a registered nurse and religious education teacher, recently returned from a mission to the eastern African nation, reported Reuters.

St. Margaret Mary School asked her to take a precautionary 21-day leave and produce a note from her doctor, according to the Archdiocese of Louisville.

Sherman, who taught seventh- and eighth-grade students, chose to quit her job instead, reported WDRB-TV.

Several U.S. states have imposed mandatory quarantines on health workers returning from the three western African nations where Ebola has killed nearly 5,000 people.

Kenya is more than 3,000 miles away from the nearest of those, Liberia.