Here are some facts from the US Embassy in Liberia. My guess is there is a lot of panic in both Guinea and Liberia right now. I think these facts are helpful in helping people realize that yes, Ebola can be dangerous and can lead to many deaths, but that there are also things we can do to keep the virus from spreading. And, we do not need to be fearful that everyone we meet in the streets could be a potential threat. The disease really only is contagious once someone is acutely ill.