The Ebola Virus Explained with Animated Video

There’s just one small men­tion of the Ebo­la virus on the New York Times home­page right now. And it’s buried halfway down the page — which means that, no longer in pan­ic mode, we can take a cool, calm and col­lect­ed look at this virus called Ebo­la.“What does the Ebo­la virus actu­al­ly do in your body? Why is it so dan­ger­ous and why does it kill so many peo­ple?” Those are the ques­tions explored in a new video by Kurzge­sagt, a Munich-based design stu­dio that spe­cial­izes in cre­at­ing edu­ca­tion­al and sci­en­tif­ic ani­ma­tions. Kurzge­sagt, in case you’re won­der­ing, means “in a nut­shell” in Ger­man. As in, here’s the deal with Ebo­la in a nut­shell.

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