The best means of prevention are similar to those you would practice to prevent the common cold or the flu, and it starts at your bathroom sink. Thoroughly washing your hands, and practicing good hygiene with soap and water, is a good first step to preventing infection.
An alcohol-based hand rub containing at least 60 percent alcohol is an alternative when soap and water isn’t available.
Other Ebola virus prevention tips including:
Avoiding travel to areas with known outbreaks
Refraining from eating bush meat from developing nations, especially those where Ebola virus has been found
Avoid contact with infected people, including their body fluids and tissues.
Wear protective clothing, including gloves, masks, gowns and eye shields if you are a health care worker.
Dispose of needles and sterilize other instruments regularly to prevent infection.
Do not touch or handle the bodies of people who have died of the Ebola virus.