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How does Ebola spread?

Ebola is spread by the direct contact with the virus, usually from human to human. Ebola only lives in cells. It doesn't live in water for very long -- seconds at most -- or on a tabletop (if not in cells). The only non-human carriers that we know of are bats and some animals in Africa, but you'd have to eat the undercooked, infected animal or otherwise come into close contact with its cells of fluids to be at risk.  

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