.@petelasvegas Yes. Need close contact w/ infected person or body fluids to get the virus. 1/2— CDC (@CDCgov) August 4, 2014
They also predicted that a promising treatment for Ebola will be developed within the next two years:
.@petelasvegas Ebola infected people infectious for short time (days not years) so less opportunity for transmission than HIV infection. 2/2— CDC (@CDCgov) August 4, 2014
— CDC (@CDCgov) August 4, 2014
Editor's Update: On Thursday, Aug. 7, the CDC announced it has issued its highest-level alert regarding the Ebola threat.