Ebola vs Influenza

Battle of the Viruses

The latest outbreak of Ebola1 in 2014 has caused great panic and worldwide media coverage; the amplitude of concern outweighed the reality of the circumstances for many individuals. However, people and the media often overlook a sinister party lurking closer to home. In your playgrounds. In the air. In. Fluenza 2. It is the Battle of the Viruses where we size up the contenders: Ebola and Influenza.

Hover your mouse over the countries in the map to reveal the number of confirmed cases for each virus.


What do the viruses look like?


Ebola Transmission Flu Transmission
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Symptom Duration and Frequency Chart

*Influenza symptom frequency is based on the H5N1 type       **Ebola symptom frequency is based on data from the Zaire, Sudan, Guinae, and Congo outbreaks
Hover your mouse over the symptom to reveal the frequency that symptom occurs in infected individuals.


Protective Equipment General Precautions
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How are vaccines developed?


Need more information?

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