Australians can be confident that the risk of Ebola to the general public remains very low.
Australia has a robust border protection system and public health authorities are closely monitoring people who may have been exposed to the disease overseas. Infection control procedures in Australian hospitals are first rate.
Ebola can only be transmitted by direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person or animal.
Find out how the Australian Government is taking action to prevent the spread of the virus to Australia in partnership with the States and Territories.
- Frequently Asked Questions about Ebola
- Border measures to protect Australia from Ebola
- An update from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer
- A statement from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee
- Current Situation
- List of Affected Countries
- Protecting Australians from Ebola
If you can’t find the information you need on these pages, please call 1800 004 599 for further general information.