Common myths about Ebola

Published On: Aug 06 2014 01:27:55 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 25 2014 10:06:19 AM EDT

Ebola has now been detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Take a look at common myths about the deadly virus.

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The Democratic Republic of Congo is reporting new Ebola cases, sparking fears that the deadly virus is expanding far beyond West Africa. Two people in Gera tested positive for Ebola. The death toll is nearing 1,500 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

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