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How Do You Get Ebola?

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Ebola is one of the world’s most virulent diseases. It comes from an extended family of viruses called Filoviridae, which also include the deadly Marburg virus.

As the virus spreads and medical workers feverishly battle to contain it, PBS NewsHour wanted to know, how exactly is this virus transmitted from human to human?  Read the following article to learn more about the process of transmission.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/know-enemy/