You really need to cite some of the data. According to Doctors without Borders, they've sent 700 doctors to the region since the outbreak began. Roughly 250 are there now. A total of THREE have gotten Ebola, one of them being treated now in NYC. 3 of 700. So if they have 'hardly any good protective gear' and are treating patients directly, and only 3 of 700 got sick, then the risk of transmission must be VERY low..... These brave providers are treating the very sick and dying and not getting Ebola, but you're worried that some person in the earliest stages of the disease is a risk to bystanders who just pass him on the street. There's a big disconnect there somewhere....Two reasons: 1) West Africa simply does not have even close to the safe facilities for healthcare workers we have in our specialization hospitals like Emory, and 2) there's hardly any proper Ebola protective gear available now in West Africa for volunteers to keep them safe like the doctors and nurses at Emory have, which is why Dr. Spencer of Harlem came down with Ebola after he returned here from West Africa and was roaming around free in the populace.