What will kill you? If you live in the United States, it almost certainly won’t be Ebola. Although a Sierra Leone doctor in Nebraska and a Liberian visitor in Dallas have died of the disease, the odds favor death by almost every other alternative. A 2014 National Safety Council report uses mortality data and U.S. population statistics from 2010 to synthesize the likelihood of dying by various methods. Most likely, something far less exotic will get you. What are the odds of a person living in the United States dying from Ebola? 1 in 3,934,300, or 0.000002%. If you’re worried about contracting Ebola while visiting Tanzania, the chances of that occurring is also 0%.