The current Ebola outbreak in Africa is one of the largest in history. It's already killed over 2,000 people, and it doesn't appear to be going away any time soon.
While the virus doesn't pose a huge threat in the U.S., that doesn't mean we're all completely protected from getting sick. If you or anyone in your family is an aid worker and has spent time in west Africa recently, your risk for exposure is higher. That risk is going to rise for many families because the president is likely to send thousands of military personnel to the affected countries to provide treatment support.
People who travel a lot, especially overseas, could also be at a higher risk, because you never know who you might accidentally come in contact with at the airport.
With those risks out there, it can all seem really nerve wracking. How do you keep yourself and your family safe? How can you tell if you've been infected? The government has created a resource page to give you access to all of the information you need to know about Ebola to keep you safe and put your mind at ease.