The potential of an outbreak of Ebola versus the current reality could not be further apart, but in a nod to the power of the media, President Obama canceled critical fundraising opportunities to go back to Washington to deal with the “crisis.”
Ebola is not transmitted like the flu; you must come into contact with the bodily fluids of infected people when they are symptomatic. That is what all the scientists tell us.
And the possibility of transmission through the air would only be possible if the virus somehow mutated, and then we would indeed have something to worry about. I have recently seen reassurances stating that mutation into an airborne disease is highly unlikely.