Ebola is a very dangerous but not very contagious disease. Infection occurs mainly through direct contact with blood or body fluids:
- Vaginal secretions
- Menstrual blood
In theory, one can get infected through secondary sources such as body fluid from an Ebola patient left on packaging. As was observed in West-Africa, this rarely happens. The virus survives only briefly on inanimate objects. There is no risk of airborne infection or infection through insect bites.