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Albany County Department of Health Elizabeth F. Whalen, MD, MPH, Commissioner 175 Green Street Albany, NY 12202 Phone (518) 447-4580 Fax (518) 447-4698 Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM - 10:00 PM Sat & Sun, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Ebola: What You Need to Know

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Facts about Ebola in the USYou can't get Ebola through airYou can't get Ebola through waterYou can't get Ebola through food

You can only get Ebola from:

  • Touching the blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola.
  • Touching contaminated objects, like needles.
  • Touching infected animals, their blood or other body fluids, or their meat.

Ebola poses no significant risk to the United States.

What is Ebola?
How is Ebola transmitted?
Can I get Ebola from a person who is infected but doesn't have any symptoms?
What is being done in Albany County if Ebola should arise?
What is done to prevent ill passengers from getting on a plane?

For more information, please contact or the NYS Department of Health information line at 1 (800) 861-2280.