Is ebola likely to be a concern in the US?

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WASHINGTON, DC (NBC) - Congress gets an update Thursday on the ebola outbreak.

The CDC has raised its alert level, signaling this could last a while.

Could ebola impact the US?

Thursday, lawmakers hear from the CDC, the State Department, and others.

Including Samaritan's Purse, the relief organization whose two American ebola patients are in Atlanta being given an experimental treatment.

Wednesday, the CDC upped its alert to level one, signaling a serious health emergency that could last a while.

With concerns growing here, experts are clarifying what ebola can and cannot do.

But contact with bodily fluids is highly contagious. That's why we're seeing extraordinary attempts to isolate patients.

That's why experts think an outbreak here is possible, but highly unlikely.

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