ebolaffSeptember 8, 2014 – Ebola virus disease is a severe and often fatal human illness. It is transmitted to people through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs and other bodily fluids of infected wild animals. The virus then spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission, with infection resulting from direct contact with the bodily fluids of infected people, and indirect contact with contaminated environments.

Download PSHSA’s Fast Fact on the Ebola virus to learn more about the disease as well as precautions to help support prevention efforts in healthcare settings.