Unless you have lived in a cave for the last few months, you have probably heard about the recent ebola outbreak in Africa. Ebola is a virus, which without going in to very much detail, evolved from a flu virus and is much deadlier. Ebola causes the host to produce more bodily fluids that eventually, you drown in them. This is a horrible and very painful death that over 2,000 people suffered form in Africa. The virus is thought to have originated in monkeys, and was passed on to the first human in Somalia, where monkey meat tainted with the virus was eaten. Ebola out breaks have happened before, like the one in 1997, but this has been the deadliest outbreak yet. But... I think people are overreacting to the second nurse being infected in Dallas. In the United States, where healthcare is pretty developed, the survival rate for ebola patients is very good, also, ebola isn't as communicable as people say. Unlike the cold or flu, the ebola virus is only transmitted via bodily fluids. This means that you would have to come in contact with an infected persons blood, phlegm, or urine. This is very unlikely as only 20 people in the U.S. that are infected with the disease, and only one was improperly quarantined. I think everyones chances of getting ebola are really low, and we should be focusing on other health problems like cancer, diabetes and heart disease, which have killed 1000 times more people than ebola ever did.