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The manner in which the Ebola virus first appears in a human at the start of an outbreak has not been determined. However, Ebola VD could be spread through the following:

 1.      Direct contact with an infected animal or human;


2.      Direct contact with the blood and or secretions of an infected person especially within families;


3.      Contact with contaminated medical equipment such as needles;


4.      Reuse of unsterilized needles in hospital;


5.      Eating or handling of the carcass of infected animals;


6.      Inhalation of contaminated air in hospital environment;


7.      Use of infected non human primate/bats as food source;


8.      Non implementation of universal precautions.