Here are some facts about the Ebola Virus and the recent outbreaks.
Ebola Virus Fact #1
The Ebola Virus was first discovered in 1976.
Ebola Virus Fact #2
The symptoms of Ebola Virus in the early stages are very similar to the common cold.
Ebola Virus Fact #3
Nobody knows the exact origin of the Ebola Virus. Conspiracy theorists think it was created in a lab either on purpose or by accident. Others believe it came from monkeys or bats.
Ebola Virus Fact #4
The Ebola Virus is very deadly and the mortality rate for those infected with the virus is anywhere from 50% to 90% depending on the location and what kind of strain it is.
Ebola Virus Fact #5
The incubation period for the Ebola Virus is anywhere from 48 hours to 21 days.
Ebola Virus Fact #6
We are uncertain of all the ways Ebola can spread but we know the virus can spread through bodily fluids, and we know the virus can still spread after a victim has died.
Ebola Virus Fact #7
There is no cure for Ebola. All doctors and caregivers can do for Ebola victims is give them saline solutions and fever reducing medications and hope their immune systems can fight off the virus.
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