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How could one avoid ebola virus?

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Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Don't go where it is: The first and most important risk factor for Ebola is: Travel to west Africa. It is really that simple. You can't catch it by casual contact and it is not thought to be airborne. Therefore, staying away from areas where Ebola is endemic (common in that area) is the surest way to avoid it.
Dr. Per Freitag
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Isolate contaminated: Avoid contact with body fluids. However, not likely you will get ebola virus unless you are in an area where ebola is edemic
Dr. Stanley Ling
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ebola: Avoid areas with an Ebola outbreak. This virus is not air borne so less chance of spreading . Check out the cdc website for more info.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Not difficult: Ebola is spread by direct contact with the body and fluids of an infected person. It does not spread through air, flood or other means. So if you do not travel to West Africa, and stay away from any known case you will not be exposed nor get infected.

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