Ebola is a disease that is known to many for its infectiousness and fatality. In 2014, the world witnessed an unprecedented case of Ebola outbreak that saw hundreds dead in parts of West Africa such as Sierra Leone and Liberia as well as other parts of the world.
Aside from medical practitioners, laboratory researchers, and other health and aid workers, majority of people across the world are not very well informed about the Ebola virus. This has led to a lot of myths and inaccurate information circulating about the disease. In line with this, here are some top things you may not have known yet about this virulent infection:
1It first occurred in DR Congo
The first known case of the disease was discovered in a patient in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa in 1976. The case occurred near the Ebola River and courtesy of this, the disease got to be referred to by its current name.