Facts about Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US has put out this info sheet to inform the population about how you can and cannot be infected with the Ebola virus.

You cannot get Ebola:

  • through the air
  • through water
  • through food

You can only get Ebola:

  • by touching the blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola;
  • by touching contaminated objects, like needles;
  • by touching infected animals, their blood or other body fluids, or their meat.

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