After all the talks, skepticism and jokes I’ve heard on the Ebola scare, I decided to do some research on my own. Ebola Virus Disease is a deadly disease, with a 50% case fatality rate. This means that 50% of the people who have contracted the disease have died from it. The first symptoms are an onset of a fever, sore throat, headache and muscle fatigue.This is followed by diarrhea, vomiting, internal and external bleeding, rash, and symptoms of impaired liver and kidney function. Sounds scary doesn’t it? Fortunately, you cannot catch Ebola unless you come in contact with the bodily fluids of a person infected with Ebola or any surfaces contaminated with those fluids. The infected person must also be showing symptoms; if they are not, then you cannot catch the virus. Ebola is not airborne, so use your common sense. Just as you would with any other sick person, stay away from them. If they sneeze on you, wash it off immediately! And gentleman, I see you exiting the bathroom without washing your hands; please, wash your hands after you use the bathroom.