If you have been following up on recent events in the news, you definitely must have come across the various stories about the outbreak of the Ebola Virus. The news that an infected man made his way to an hospital in Nigeria has created fear and panic in everyone and all sorts of stories and rumors abound. Well, here is the basic information you need to know about the Ebola virus and how you can protect yourself.
What Is the Ebola Virus?
Ebola disease—also called Ebola hemorrhagic fever or Ebola fever—is a rare and often fatal illness that humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys and gorillas) can contract. There have been several outbreaks of Ebola fever in Africa.