Ebola Questions and Answers

Date of Publication

In the summer of 2014, an Ebola virus outbreak centered on three countries in West Africa: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, with potential for further spread to neighboring African countries.  In reponse, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created many communication materials, one of which is this question and answer sheet, to help health professionals and community leaders deal with the many issues confronting them.

The questions include:

  •     What is the Ebola virus?
  •     How is it transmitted?
  •     How is it treated?
  •     Can it come to the US?