Ebola: What you need to know
At a time when Ebola is all over the news and it's easy for misinformation to get interpreted as truth, make sure you have the clear-cut facts.
Here's what our public health officials are saying about the Ebola virus -- get informed, and share this information where everyone can see it.
1. You CAN'T get Ebola through:
- Casual contact with someone who has no symptoms of the disease
- Food in the U.S.
2. 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.
3. 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.
You can visit the CDC for more information on the response to Ebola and call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) for additional inquiries.
Here are links to some additional information about Ebola:
- White House Ebola Response - http://bit.ly/WHEbolaResponse
- CDC Ebola Information - http://bit.ly/CDCEbolaInfo
- UNT Experts Available to Discuss Ebola - http://bit.ly/UNTEbolaTalk
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram Article on Ebola - bit.ly/1sVuR0f