Two Americans diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia

, Posted: Mon, July 28 2014 at 5:24 PM, Updated: Mon, July 28 2014 at 5:29 PM

Two Americans diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia

Two American health workers have now been stricken with the Ebola Virus while working to contain its spread in Liberia. The news has many asking, what exactly is Ebola?

The virus is mostly found in tropical Central and West Africa and is introduced through contact with infected animals -- like gorillas, fruit bats, and monkeys.

Ebola spreads through humans by contact with broken skin or mucous membranes. Symptoms of Ebola begin with fever, muscle pain and a sore throat and then progress to vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding.

The World Health Organization is calling this the largest outbreak ever recorded of the disease. 

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