From what I have read: Ebola is actually not terribly contagious, as it’s not airborne. With proper precaution, it would not be easy to contain it. However, in the late stages it becomes more contagious(due to more bodily fluids, i.e. diarrhea, blood, vomiting). There has been live ebola strains contained in the US for some time now in the same research facility they are taking the two American victims to.