Ebola is a rare and fatal disease caused by infection in the bloodstream.
Ebola is native to Africa and came to America through a man who was travelling to Texas. From there, he was transported to a hospital when he became extremely ill. At first, doctors weren't sure what the problem was, but as the virus spread, it became known as Ebola.
There is no vaccine or cure for Ebola. Patients who have this virus are often dehydrated and lethargic.
Ebola is spread through direct contact with through blood or body fluids. It does not spread through air, water, or food.
In Africa, Ebola is still existing and it causing several people to pass away at very young ages. If they had the medical care the US does, they would not have such a huge problem with the illness. But, since poverty rates are extremely high in Africa, they cannot afford the care.
The US is now free of Ebola, as all of the patients have been treated. If you come from a different area to go to a doctors office, you are asked if you were around anybody who could have had Ebola just to be sure Ebola will not reenter the US.