Ebola HL
Ebola Info
also known as Ebola Virus Disease, is a rare but severe, and deadly disease that is found in humans and nonhuman primates. The viruses that cause Ebola are found outside of the United States, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa.

People can get Ebola by coming in contact with the blood or body fluids of a sick or dead person who is infected with Ebola, or by an infected animal. Touching objects that have been contaminated by someone infected with the virus can also result in infection. The Ebola virus spreads only after an infected person begins to show symptoms of illness. In the United States, Ebola has only occurred in the United States because individuals who obtained the disease in other countries, traveled back to the US, and transmitted it here.

When traveling to a country where the Ebola virus or an Ebola outbreak is present, precautions such as avoiding contact with blood, body fluids and objects that may have come in contact with the body fluids of an infected person, and frequent hand washing should be taken to avoid infection.