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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.