Ebola is a zoonotic disease (disease that spreads from animals to humans) it is a very lethal disease you can find more about Ebola here. The CDC thinks that the disease might come from bats and bat migration is usually linked with the spread of Ebola.
As you guys may know Ebola has reached the United States; before you break out into a panic the CDC has taken steps already to prevent it from spreading.
The reason why Ebola is so popular in Africa is because of poor access to medical care and hygiene problems in Africa. Now that Ebola came to america big pharmaceutical companies have multiple vaccines in production.
A few big names who are making the vaccine are Johnson and Johnson and GlackoSmithKline. I never knew that jJohnsonand Johnson did vaccine research. You also don’t have to start walking around with filter masks because Ebola is not an airborne disease you have to come in contact with the person to get the disease. This I found comforting cause now I know it isn’t so easily catch able.
Thomas Duncan the person who is considered to be the first patient with Ebola is currently receiving a experimental antiviral drug called brincidofovir. You can read about this experimental drug here it’s made by chimerix inc.