A person sitting next to an infected person, even if they are contagious, is not extremely likely to be infected.
Health workers and caregivers of the sick are particularly at risk for the disease because they work in close contact with infected patients during the final stages of the disease when the virus can cause internal and external bleeding.Things to know about Ebola and how it is spread:
8News reporter Kristin Smith is investigating what organizations are doing in our own community and what precautions should be made. She'll have a full report, coming up at 8News at 5, 5:30 and 6.
Stay with 8News for updates on this developing story.
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