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Feature December 2014 Issue

Ebola and Cats

First discovered in Central Africa in 1976, the Ebola virus causes its victim to develop a fever and bleed internally and externally. Once the disease progresses, the virus has a 50 to 90 percent fatality rate in humans and for now, there is no cure.

Scientists attribute the introduction of the Ebola virus to fruit bats, and a growing concern is how the virus affects animals. The virus has also been detected in monkeys, chimpanzees,

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