This is how to get Ebola: Come into direct contact with the bodily fluids of a person who is infected with the virus and already symptomatic. Ebola doesn’t travel through the air. A person in Washington, D.C., can’t catch Ebola from an Ebola-infected person in Dallas without going there and coming into direct contact with the patient’s bodily fluids.

Still, amid the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, in West Africa, the news of the first case diagnosed in the United States has prompted people to act as if they’re a half-breath away from catching the virus anyway.

America’s Patient Zero is in Texas. He’s in isolation, and the people who were in an apartment with him when he became sick are under quarantine. None of the people who potentially came into contact with the man while he was symptomatic have yet become sick with Ebola. Multiple potential U.S. cases elsewhere — from New York to Washington — have come up negative. [Read more] – Michael’s Blog