by ashley bynum
Have you ever heard of a disease called Ebola? Its a very scary disease that started in Africa. Some people think it is the worst disease in the world.
Do you think Ebola is mainly an animal or human disease? well guess what it is mainly an animal disease. Its natural reservoir is probably fruit bats which can live with the virus without getting ill. But gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans all die rapidly after getting infected. We have lots of mosquitoes and plenty of diseases and plenty of diseases spread by them but Ebola is not one of them.
There have been 2 nurses that were infected with Ebola in America. They were quarantined and given good care so they survived. If a vaccine or cure for Ebola is not found soon, it could become the deadliest disease In the world.