(Digital Journal) As scientists continue to grapple with the ongoing Ebola outbreak crippling the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, populations around the world are getting nervous about the risks that could occur should Ebola cases occur within their borders.
Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is an unpleasant disease. After an incubation time that can stretch to twenty-one days, one of the common signs of the disease is bleeding from mucous membranes and puncture sites. If the infected person does not recover, death due to multiple organ dysfunction syndromes occur.
One key issue is how easily does Ebola spread?