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Ebola Question

ClarenceTam wegfn01 at ucl.ac.uk
Thu Mar 7 13:25:47 EST 1996


> Ebola like all the filoviruses are not "new" diseases.  They have
> probably been around for hundreds of years, if not since the dawn of
> homo sapiens.  The outbreaks which have recieved recent media
> attention are more reflective of the changing nature of
> communications and the expansion of our awareness rather then the
> emergence of a new disease.
> 
> The resovior is totally unkown despite considerable effort, and even
> the carrier is only suspected.
> 
> Chris Kenedi

I apologize. Of course, I meant when Ebola first appeared among humans.

OB1




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