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how could one avoid ebola virus?

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Dr. Robert Nelson
36 years experience Family Medicine
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.
Answered on Nov 11, 2014
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Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
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
Answered on Nov 11, 2014
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.
Answered on Nov 11, 2014
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
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.
Answered on Nov 11, 2014
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