A 32-year-old member asked:
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how is the ebola virus transmitted?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Human body fluids: By contact with the body fluids of infected people. Some animals presumably serve as reservoirs of infection between human outbreaks, but the details haven't been worked out.
Answered on Oct 2, 2014
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Direct contact: Ebola is spread by direct contact with an infected individual or the body and fluids of an infected person. So unless you are planning a trip to West Africa, you almost certainly cannot encounter Ebola.
Answered on Nov 11, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola transmission: Transmission is from someone who has signs of active infection via contact wi blood or bodily fluids or through contact wi contaminated objects. According to the World Health Organization – Ebola can be spread through body fluids such as sweat, blood, saliva, urine and stool.
Answered on Nov 11, 2014

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Not likely: Transmission from person to person is not from casual contact.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not as of MAR 2015: See https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ghana

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