Ebola: What You Need to Know

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  • How Long Before Symptoms Show
  • How is it Transmitted?
  • Why Now?
  • How is Ebola Treated?
  • What is Being Done?
  • Should We Be Worried?
  • Nigeria Confirms 1 Ebola Death, 5 Cases
  • Saudi National Being Tested for Ebola Dies
  • American Aid Workers Cured
  • New Ebola Cases in DR Congo
  • “Losing the Battle"
  • 090314 Health the 411 on Ebola Spreads to Senegal
  • Third American Sickened by Ebola
  • Third Sickened Aid Worker Flown to Emory
  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Requests Aid
  • President Obama Deploys Troops to Aid
  • MSF Staff Contracts Ebola
  • An Attack in Guinea
  • French President Francois Hollande Vows to Help
  • Orphans Shunned
  • First Case Diagnosed in US
  • Up to 10,000 Cases Per Week Anticipated
  • Mark Zuckerberg Donates $25 million
  • Second Nurse Diagnosed with Ebola
  • Obama Picks Ebola 'Czar'
  • Thomas Eric Duncan’s Fiancée Cleared
  • Dallas Officials Announce Conflicting Numbers
  • 041414 Global Nigeria Economy 2050
  • 21-Day Monitoring
  • First Case in Mali Announced
  • Patient Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City
  • Nurse Is Ebola-Free, Says Family
  • Obama to Meet With Cured Nurse
  • Young African Brothers Attacked in Bronx School, Called “Ebola"
  • Boy and Mother Isolated in NYC Hospital
  • Second Dallas Nurse Is Ebola-Free
  • Barack Obama
  • 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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