Fear and stigma are often common human reactions to a disease, especially diseases with a high rate of transmission. Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola
hemorrhagic fever is a very severe and often fatal illness in humans caused by Ebola virus. There is currently an overwhelming concern in West Africa about the spread of
EVD and the consequent health challenges and burden in the affected regions. EVD has a high fatality rate, and there is currently no treatment or vaccine with proven safety and efficacy for the disease. This makes EVD a dreadful disease indeed.