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How can you prevent Ebola virus infection?

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There’s no vaccine to prevent Ebola. The best way to avoid catching the disease is by not traveling to areas where the virus is found.

If you are in areas where Ebola is present, avoid contact with bats, monkeys, chimpanzees, and gorillas since these animals spread Ebola to people.

Health care workers can prevent infection by wearing masks, gloves, and goggles whenever they come into contact with people who may have Ebola.

From: Ebola Virus Infection WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: "Ebola Virus Disease."

CDC: "Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever," "Transmission," "Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: Treatment," "Facts About Ebola," "Questions and Answers on Ebola."

Amesh Adalja, MD, Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Mayo Clinic: "Ebola virus and Marburg virus: Treatments and drugs."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 21, 2019

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: "Ebola Virus Disease."

CDC: "Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever," "Transmission," "Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: Treatment," "Facts About Ebola," "Questions and Answers on Ebola."

Amesh Adalja, MD, Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Mayo Clinic: "Ebola virus and Marburg virus: Treatments and drugs."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 21, 2019

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