Ebola – Aids, the Sequel © 1995 World Is Africa, was first published by the PACM newsletter
You have seen the movies, and read the books. They call it science fiction but to Africa it is real. The most deadly viruses are invariably linked to Africa even when the evidence show there is no connection. The latest in the never ending series of tragedies in Africa emerged recently with reports of the outbreak of a deadly epidemic in the city of Kikwit in central Zaire. Responsible for this is the deadly virus Europeans have named EBOLA.
Facts not Fiction
This virus was named EBOLA by Europeans during an outbreak around the Ebola River on the Zaire Sudan borders in 1976. It was the virus in the film by Robin Cook, ‘Virus,”’ which appeared on NBC-TV. The recent movie “Outbreak” concerned a haemorrhagic virus that first appeared in Zaire. The best-selling book “The Hot Zone” by Richard Preston focused on an outbreak of a strain of this virus among monkeys outside Washington.