Nine days before the World Health Organization announced the African Ebola outbreak now making headlines, an algorithm had already spotted it.
The doctors and other healthcare workers are in direct contact with the blood and bodily fluids of Ebola patients while they are caring for them, so they are at greater risk of contracting it. They may get splashed or cut accidentally, so, yes, the suits are just to be super safe. Most people contract Ebola because they have been directly caring for the sick or washing the dead unprotected. The average person in the community has nothing to worry about, especially in developed countries. Hope that helps.