How is the Ebola Virus Different From Other Common Viruses?

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The Ebola virus is different from other common viruses, for one because we've just never seen it in the United States so it is unknown, and therefore it's something that's frightening to us. It does also have a very high mortality rate for people that are infected, which is what we have seen in the African continent.

However, we also have found that good supportive care is able to save lives of patients who have Ebola especially when it's started soon. We do also have to remember that there are common viruses themselves can be very deadly. Thousands of people die every year from the Flu, so it's mainly that Ebola, first of all is just something that we have never seen here before.