The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is five months old and has killed nearly 900 people.
But in the last few days, Americans have found it closer to home with the arrival of two U.S. Ebola patients to Atlanta as well as headlines announcing the testing of ill patients that recently traveled from West Africa.
Despite the overall concerns, what's happened so far shows that the country's medical system is working to keep the Ebola virus from catching fire in the U.S., said internist Pascal Jame Imperato.
"We have the medical infrastructure in place to take care of the problem," said Imperato, who is dean of the school of Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
And because Ebola symptoms are somewhat common in other diseases as well, conditions can confuse medical workers on whether someone has Ebola or not, Imperato said.
"It's a deadly disease for sure, but I'm not concerned about it spreading in the U.S.," he added.