August 4, 2014 The CDC tweet is especially comforting in light to a report that dozens of people from Ebola-stricken countries have been caught trying to sneak into the U.S. Comparing Ebola and AIDS, the CDC disease detectives noted that, while both viruses are contracted in similar ways, people with Ebola are contagious for only a brief period of time:
.@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 
August 4, 2014 More immediately, the CDC will be sending 50 officers to help establish emergency operations centers in three of the most-afflicted countries:
— 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.
August 6, 2014