Honestly, I've read the stories about the ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, but have stopped just short of worrying about it -- I mean, I guess I worry in the sense that I feel bad for the people involved, but I'm not fixated on the idea that it's coming here.
I think, for better or worse, I've reached a point where I feel like I can only worry about so many things at a time. So I tend to worry most about the issues that are most immediate in my life. I figure if other problems (like ebola) become an issue, I'll worry about them when necessary.
Something my therapist told me (and I tend to agree): When you're worried about something, try to figure out whether your worrying will lead you into doing something constructive. For example: If I'm a smoker and I'm worried about developing lung problems, will my worry lead me to quit smoking? Then you could say that's a productive worry.
If I worry about ebola, will that have any impact on my chances of coming into contact with ebola? All I can do at the moment is avoid countries in the part of Africa where they're having outbreaks -- this is easy, because I have no plans to visit Africa anytime soon!
Generally, though, worrying about ebola is a pretty unproductive worry. I understand it's a horrifying disease (it bothers me so much just to think about it), but I'm going to leave that one in the background for now. Hopefully, you can too ...