Ebola is one of the most lethal viruses that infects primates. It has a mortality rate that ranges from 53-88%. It is endemic to Africa and to the Philippines.
Due to its highly pathogenic nature, scientific
research conducted on Ebola must be conducted in a Biosafety Level 4 laboratory (AIDS/HIV is
a Biosafetly Level 2 virus). The constraint on scientific research that its nature has dictated has resulted in
many significant gaps in what is known about it, and even larger gaps in what has been published
about it. Its highly pathogenic nature has also resulted in a notable amount of misinformation
that has been published. This web site is designed to present, in a review style, the
data, previously published and unpublished, known about it to fill the knowledge gaps and to
correct the misinformation.
Created: February 25, 1998
Last modified: March 1, 1999
Copyright 1999 by Tara Waterman