#4. The new Ebola outbreak is alarming.
The world is familiar with the Ebola Zaire, but this is different. Yes, it’s 97% genetically the same, but what is not being broadcasted worldwide is that this new strain is ‘jumping’ borders and spreading very aggressively. It has proved hard to contain. Its incubation period is three weeks and it has ‘hitchhiked’ on international flights to Nigeria since the infected have not been quarantined. Its spread has been unprecedented so far especially in West Africa and one wonders whether it will be contained or will spread even outside Africa