Ebola Health Center

The Ebola virus can cause Ebola virus disease. The virus has been found in primates like monkeys and chimpanzees. Transmission from animals to humans usually occurs when humans eat infected animals.

Once the virus has transferred to humans, it can only be spread through contact with infected bodily fluids. Humans are thought not to be contagious until they show symptoms.

Ebola is not spread through the air or by insects like mosquitoes.

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Review Date: 
October 9, 2014
Last Updated:
November 4, 2014