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1. Why might diseases such as Ebola cause much less infections or deaths than AIDS?

2. How do scientists determine the initial source of an infection (the index case)?

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The expert determines why diseases such as Ebola cause much less infections or deaths than AIDS.

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1. Ebola causes an acute, severe infection. This means that the disease happens very quickly, and then goes away. The patient either gets better, or dies. Once the patient is well, they no longer carry the germ and are unable to pass along the infection. Most outbreaks of Ebola are ...

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