Ebola: What You Need to Know

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  • How is it Transmitted?
  • Why Now?
  • How is Ebola Treated?
  • What is Being Done?
  • Should We Be Worried?
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  • What Is Ebola?
  • Why is Ebola So Deadly?
  • What Are the Symptoms?

Why Now?

Ebola has a history of popping up and then going away. The disease mostly lives in animals, especially in bats, writes Vox, and somehow “spills over” into humans. Outbreaks usually happen for a few months, yet this outbreak has been much longer. 

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