The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, primarily affecting multiple countries in West Africa.  Although tragically there has been one confirmed death in the United States, the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. is considered by experts to be very low. CDC and partners are actively taking precautions to prevent this from happening.

The CDC maintains a section on its website dedicated to providing the most up-to-date Ebola information for the public, including the latest outbreak information, statistics, and many fact sheets and other resources.  

Information about Ebola translated into Spanish is available here.  Information in multiple other languages, can be found here.

Information from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about Ebola can be accessed here.

Excellent media pieces to watch / read about Ebola:

Some important facts about Ebola:

  • You can't get Ebola through the air, water or food.
  • An individual can only become infected with Ebola by:
    • Touching the blood or bodily fluids of a person who is sick with or who has died from Ebola.
    • Touching contaminated objects, like needles.
    • Touching infected animals, their blood or other body fluids, or their meat

Individuals with questions about Ebola can reach the Baltimore City Health Department via this email.

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