I’ve seen several articles discussing the current outbreak of Ebola virus, and apparently widespread concern about it spreading to the USA. This is nonsense. Spread of Ebola is an issue in third world countries. It is transmitted by exposure to blood and body fluids. When was the last time you touched someone else’s diarrhea? Had someone bleed on you? Hopefully these are not everyday occurrences in your life! With modern plumbing, even an undiagnosed victim is likely to infect zero people.
The one exception to this would be in medical care. However, we have the technology! In the emergency department, we did all sorts of fun training in biohazard suits. Do they suck to work in? Yep! But you aren’t getting exposed to squat in one of them. Even if someone comes in with “flu-like symptoms”, our standard protective equipment for any contagious disease will also protect against Ebola transmission. The disease kills people quickly enough that any epidemic will be sharply limited, especially since transmission is only through blood and body fluids. My concern for an outbreak in the USA is zero.