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What increases my risk for Ebola?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The risk of being infected with Ebola is very low for most people. You are at risk only if you have traveled to an area where an outbreak is ongoing, had contact with a person infected with the Ebola virus, or cared for someone who is infected. A small number of accidental infections have occurred among people who handled infected animals in research settings. 

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