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Ebola, Smallpox and Walking Immunity

SONY DSCExperts claim Ebola kills over 70% of those infected. But data mining shows the fatality rate is more likely around 50%.

The evidence: research has found that up to 30% of villagers in Ebola-epicenter Gabon have anti-Ebola IgG (Georges et al 1999).

What that means: up to 30% of people in these villages caught Ebola and never even knew they had it.

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The Evolution of Ebola

ebolaThe current death toll of the 2014 Ebola outbreak is nearly 4,000. To put this outbreak in perspective, traffic fatalities for the state of Texas last year were 3,377, and the Black Death killed around 100,000,000 in the 14th century.

Ebola is a beautiful virus, with the whimsy of a dancing lady. Yet she is terrifying and appears to have a fatality rate on par with Black Death’s. Ebola is worthy of our respect and attention.

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