They say Ebola is transmitted through bodily fluids, most often diarrhea. They are beefing up the efforts to spray down the huts in the areas where the people seem to be getting infected and improve the practices of burial of one who has died of the disease. These are the same countries that the U.S. tax dollars has sent mega bucks to teach uncircumcised males how to wash themselves properly in order to help stop the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
A few centuries back the world was faced with the Bubonic plague. Most physicians at the time would be checking a dead body out for causes of death and then go and examine a live patient without washing their hands between the two infecting the live patient. Oddly, the washing of hands goes back to Leviticus and it was through those Scriptures that taught physicians at that time an important lesson and led to controlling the plague.
The best defense any of us has for any outbreak like this is washing our hands frequently.
Some other things one may want to take into consideration is take your shoes off as soon as you enter your home so you do not spread whatever you walked through that day into your home.
Women and their handbags carry a lot of unwanted bacteria/disease etc. ....Don't place it on a countertop where you prepare food or a table where you eat.
Use the antibacterial wipes at the grocery store to wipe off the handle of the cart you are using.
Clean your steering wheel on your car with an antibacterial wipe frequently.
When is the last time you cleaned the doorknobs in your home?
When is the last time you touched a public doorknob then minutes later touched your face, eyes, mouth etc.?
Send your kids to school with hand sanitizers and teach them the importance of using them often.
I think that's enough examples to make the case. It's common sense that protects any of us from something like Ebola or anything else.