Your Ebola Questions, Answered

October 23, 2014 12:31 PM

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Your Ebola Questions, Answered

Since the start of the Ebola outbreak, we’ve noticed a lot of questions floating around out there about exactly what the disease is, how it spreads and how the world is responding to it. To set people’s minds at ease, we decided to tackle a few of the most commonly asked questions about the Ebola virus.

The answer: Before this current outbreak, there have only been 2,418 documented Ebola patients with varying strains of the disease, which is far too few patients for scientists to learn from and treat with experimental drugs. Also, the relatively small amount of people who would have benefited from ...

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