While highly contagious, it is apparently very difficult to contract Ebola unless you are actually taking care of someone who is sick. So all the hyperventilation around quarantining people is a bit misplaced.
If you are looking for the real killers of the human race, look no further than the following infographic - a collbaoration between Good and Column Five - that gives a view of the pandemics that we have encountered through time.
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[Photo Credit: iStockphoto.com user selvanegra]