Why is Ebola Spreading Now? From Africa to the Hood Near You

By: Jarrod Horton

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To the people in Africa, Ebola is not a new virus; it was discovered in the 1970’s in South Sudan. What concerns most people, more than anything is the current spread of the virus. How and why this virus did just happened to spread all of sudden is a point of interest to me. “Child Zero” a two year old child from the village of Gueckedou in southeastern Guinea was tagged as the first casualty of the current outbreak. According to reports there have been almost 4,000 Ebola related deaths since that child died on December 6th 2013.

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