Epidemics are scary. With the latest Ebola outbreak, we’ve kept an eye and a ear on the news of the disease, and hoped that it would recede into the background of almost-there diseases like Swine Flu. But, as it marches grimly on from country to country, it looks like Ebola could be something bigger.
But none of us really knows much about Ebola at all. Here is a look at a few misconceptions about Ebola, and at why they’re dangerous misconceptions to have: