You are likely very much aware of the ongoing attention focused on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in some West African countries, which continues to escalate.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers Ebola to pose little risk to persons in the U.S. at this time.
It should be noted that Ebola virus is only spread through direct contact with bodily fluids of a person who is sick with, or has died from, Ebola OR has had contact with objects contaminated with the virus (needles, medical equipment).
Ebola is NOT a respiratory disease like the flu. Translation: Ebola is NOT transmitted through the air.
Listen in as Yvonne A. Maldonado, MD, gives you the 411 on Ebola and whether or not you should be concerned.