The first case of ebola breakout was discovered many years ago. It was determined that they had contracted the virus from monkeys, which they would kill for food. The ebola was restricted to the Congo and was a cyclical event. Due to the poor was and food sources the villagers used alternative protein sources such as monkeys. The source of ebola can be isolated to primates, apes and bats. Because of the outbreak in the new regions, the question of whether the climate changes has caused species such as the bats or monkeys to migrate to these other areas.

A USF professor says you have a better chance of getting killed by a wrong-way driver than catching Ebola. 


Facts about ebola:

  1. Ebola only spreads when people are sick
  2.  Symptoms usually appear 8-10 days after infection
  3. After 21 days, if an exposed person does not develop symptoms
  4. Unlike the flu and measles, Ebola does not spread through the air.
  5. Ebola isn't airborne, and it doesn't spread by water.
  6. Body fluids have to come in contact with your eyes, nose, mouth or broken skin, like a cut, wound or abrasion
  7. Body fluids include saliva, mucus, vomit, feces, sweat, tears, breast milk, urine, and semen.
  8. There's no evidence of that. But some bats and monkeys are considered carriers
  9. As far as body fluids with ebola virus on surfaces, "When it dries, it dies"