The risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is very low. Currently, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends avoiding travel to the affected countries in West Africa. Travel to other countries in Africa has not been restricted. In general, the risk among travelers of getting Ebola virus disease is very low unless they are spending time inside a hospital having direct contact with infected patients.
The CDC has been working closely with US Customs and Border Protection, airlines, and cargo ships to help ensure that the chance of Ebola virus being brought into the United States is very low. According to the CDC, the current outbreak does not pose a major risk to the United States. For the latest updates on the current Ebola virus disease outbreak, visit the CDC website below.