Finally! The most requested scarf design in our 15 year history! Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of several Ebola virus strains. It was first discovered near the Ebola River, in Zaire, 1976, and the Infectious Awareables™ artwork mirrors the microscopy of that strain. The natural host remains unknown, but the disease is likely animal-borne, and can spread through both direct contact and droplets. The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, with two cases imported to the U.S. It remains a particularly high risk to healthcare workers who come in close contact with infected patients. "Design based on original images by Frederick A. Murphy, DVM, PhD, courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA." Note: IA contributes a portion of proceeds to research, education or support associated with important non-profit public health agencies and organizations. Imported.