What you need to know about the Ebola virus
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With the Ebola virus already claiming more than 800 lives in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, this outbreak is one of the worst to ever strike Africa.
Among the biggest concerns is whether the outbreak could spread to the United States after two American missionaries contracted Ebola in Liberia.
According to an infectious disease specialist with Staten Island University Hospital, it is highly unlikely.
"We aren't at risk of having an Ebola epidemic in America," said Dr. Ambreen Khalil. "Eighty to 90 percent of people die from Ebola, but it's not an American disease."
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