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How close are we (and have we been in the past) to an actual outbreak of this disease in the U.S.?

The Ebola virus was an epidemic in parts of Africa; it has yet to spread itself in developed countries, such as the U.S.

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There still has never been a case of Ebola in the United States (in humans). Thus far, they've been able to keep the virus contained in Africa, although there were a number of monkeys brought into the states from the Phillipines that were in fact infected. Some workers became infected through these primates, but they did not become sick.