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The Ebola outbreak currently ravaging West Africa likely started with a single infected person. This is actually good news because it means the current strain is descended from the original Ebola viral jump, and not new versions of the pathogen. It also means the current public health response is the right one.

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phimuskapsi

It's just too bad that there is a second strain now infecting people in a completely different location (DROC [Congo]).

http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_0…

Not to mention that the main strain is now accelerating, 40% of all cases came within the last 3 weeks, and they still fear that the numbers are crazy low.

http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_0…

There is also a rumor going around that the government is lying about this to execute people they want to get rid of.