Ebola: What you need to know
Take a look at three key points that you need to know — then share them with your friends and family so everyone has the facts about Ebola.
- You CAN’T get Ebola through:
- Casual contact with someone who has no symptoms of the disease
- Food in the U.S.
- The only way a person can get Ebola is through direct contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is already showing symptoms of the disease.
- If a person does not have symptoms, they are not contagious.
As President Obama, leadership at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other senior officials have reiterated, the chances of a widespread Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low.
Still, you don’t want to be misinformed about Ebola. Find out more about how we’re responding to the disease, and the domestic and international efforts to contain and end the epidemic.
You can visit the CDC for more information on our response to Ebola and call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) for additional inquiries.