It is suspected that the original virus transfer was “Zoonosis” which is passed from an infected animal to a human being. Bats, monkeys, gorillas, pigs etc. have been found to carry the virus.
As we discussed in yesterday’s post, any contact with the dead body, blood or bodily fluid from an infected human or animal can put you at risk to become infected with the Ebola Virus.
Ebola is not an airborne, or aerosol virus. Unless you are right next to someone that is coughing, chances of it passing to you through a cough are very slim.
An interesting article from Scientific American on the suspected origins of Ebola HERE