A couple of years ago, on the old forum, there was a rather fierce discussion about the H1N1 "swine flu" which amounted to mass hysteria in some. My answer was that people were exaggerating. Time has proven they were, although obviously that is of no consolation to those, most people who were already weakened or immuno-compromized, who died from it. Ebola is a whole different kind of animal though, and you will not hear me saying that people are exaggerating. As always though the answer to any disease lies in our own immune system, which theoretically can cure any disease. Communicating with the immune system is not an easy task though. In the mean time we will have our own fears, speculations and questions. While they likely will not have any significant effect on what eventually may happen, they are of historic interest to look back on in some future when things will have evolved and we can look back and wonder about either how close or how far our thoughts were removed from what actually transpired.
In the mean time, the connection between sport and ebola has started to reach the media. In the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the term ebola came into the picture in a variety of situations: