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How do I cope with anxiety about Ebola?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
To cope with your anxiety about Ebola, you have to be realistic about your risk of getting it. You're more likely in North America to get struck by lightning or have a car accident that disables you. You're much more likely to get virtually any other disease you know the name of.

Get your mind off Ebola by exercising or doing something to give back to society, like volunteering at a food bank. And don't watch the news on TV. Instead opt for comedy shows or a lighthearted movie. 

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