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Department of Health Prepares for Ebola Virus

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 The Ebola virus has not been found in North Dakota, but the department of health is preparing just in case it does.

The chances of the virus being introduced in the United States is low, but the department would need to act quickly if it did.

Health professionals have been notified to consider the Ebola virus when diagnosing patients who have traveled to Western Africa.

The virus is spread from human to human only through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood or sweat. It is not transmitted through the air.

Anyone who has been to the region should contact their health professional within 21 days of travel if they experience any illness.

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