Ebola virus disease (according to WHO formerly known as Ebola h[a]emorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness.
Up to Date Information: White House, working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/CDC, has a Questions and Answers webpage: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/08/01/questions-and-answers-ebola. This mirrors the CDC 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa page: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/index.html.
CDC Questions and Answers on Ebola http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/qa.html
World Health Organization FAQs on Ebola http://who.int/csr/disease/ebola/faq-ebola/en/
CDC’s 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria) http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/index.html
HealthMap (tool that brings together disparate data sources for a unified & comprehensive review of current global state of infectious diseases, e.g., Ebola, and their effect on human & animal health) http://healthmap.org/ebola
CDC's archived postings of outbreaks that have occurred since the year 2000 http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/resources/outbreaks.html
CDC chronology of outbreaks http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/resources/outbreak-table.html
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