ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The risk for Ebola in Minnesota is very low, but it's still a topic on many people's minds.
We asked you on Facebook and Twitter for some questions you have on Ebola and took it Aaron DeVries, the medical director of the infectious disease divison at the Minnesota Department of Health for some answers.
Can Ebola can be transmitted through the air? DeVries says no, it can't.
"You need to get somebody else's body fluid in contact with one of your mucus membranes…so your eyes, your nose, your mouth and inside your body through a cut," he said.
Many also asked if bringing two infected people back to the United States puts people at risk. DeVries doesn't believe so.
"Our health care communities encounter infections all the time. They use various types of infection prevention tools to prevent them from becoming infected with other kinds of things or transmitting from one patient to another" he said.
Nearly 50 percent of people who get the virus die, according to DeVries. Some of you wanted to know if those that survive can still pass on the virus. DeVries says—no.
"Once symptoms resolve the risk of transmitting to others goes away," he said.
On Wednesday August 6 DeVries and other public health and safety official will host an informational session in Brooklyn Center. The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Brooklyn Center Community Activities, Recreation and Services Department, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430.