> 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.