Does Ebola pose a significant risk in the United States?

Although the risk of the Ebola virus spreading in the U.S. is low, it is possible that additional cases might be identified in persons who had close contact with the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. or in other travelers. In response, the CDC issued a Health Advisory Alert on October 2, 2014 to highlight the recommendations for healthcare personnel and health officials when evaluating patients for Ebola infection.

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