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The CDC's plan to fight Ebola, explained in 3 minutes

To fight the Ebola outbreak, health officials from the US and around the world are using what's known as contact tracing: People potentially exposed to someone with Ebola are individually contacted and checked for the illness for 21 days, which is Ebola's potential incubation period. In the video above, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains how it all works.

To learn more about Ebola, read Vox's explainer.

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