Patients who travel to or from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are at the highest risk. It takes 21 days to develop symptoms after exposure. Typical symptoms include fever, muscle aches, headaches, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and unexplained bleeding or bruising. Until symptoms arise, one is NOT contagious. People who have had close physical contact with an Ebola patient (contact with any body fluids) should be evaluated and the health department notified. There is no evidence at this time connecting airborne transfer of the virus.
If, by any chance you do come in contact with anyone suspected of having Ebola, hand washing is very important, as is not touching any mucous membranes or open wounds on your skin.
Since there is no cure or vaccines available at this time, the only treatment is supportive care.
For more information go to cdc.gov.