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Ebola Virus: Identification And Prevention

What is Ebola?

The Ebola virus is a serious and deadly disease transmitted by animals and humans. An outbreak occurred in March 2014 that began in West Africa. This outbreak has proven more deadly, severe and widespread than previous outbreaks.

What causes Ebola?

The Ebola virus belongs to the viral family Filoviridae. These virus types cause hemorrhagic fever or profuse bleeding inside and outside the body accompanied by a very high fever.

The Ebola virus likely originated in African fruit bats. It's transmitted to humans from animals. Humans can also transfer the virus to each other. Other animals known to transmit the virus include :

A. Chimpanzees

B. Forest Antelopes

C. Gorillas

D. Monkeys

E. Porcupines

Since people may handle these infected animals, the virus can be transmitted via the animal's blood and body fluids. Once people become infected with Ebola, they can transmit it to others if people come in contact with their:

A. Breast milk

B. Feaces

C. Saliva

Learn What The Bible Says About Giving

The Holy Book encourages giving that is done voluntarily and with the right motive. It shows that such giving benefits not only the recipient but also the giver. (Proverbs 11:25;Luke 6:​38) Jesus said: “There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.”​—Acts 20:35.

When is giving beneficial?

Giving is beneficial when it is done voluntarily. “Let each one do just as he has resolved in his heart,” says the Bible, “not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”​—2 Corinthians 9:7

Heartfelt giving is part of “the form of religion” that God approves. (James 1:​27, footnote) A person who generously helps those in need works hand in hand with God, who views such generosity as a loan made to him. (Proverbs 19:17) The Bible teaches that God himself will repay the giver.​—Luke 14:12-​14.

When is giving improper?
If it is done with ulterior motives. Examples include:

I.  To impress people.​—Matthew 6:2.

II. To receive something in return.​—Luke 14:12-14.

III. …