How long does Ebola last? The virus, from symptoms to recovery or death (VIDEO).

What Exactly Happens When Someone Is Exposed to Ebola?

What Exactly Happens When Someone Is Exposed to Ebola?

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Oct. 8 2014 10:23 AM

What Exactly Happens After Ebola Exposure?

The virus, from the first symptoms to the final stages.

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As the Ebola epidemic continues to worsen in Africa, and a few cases in the West have raised alarm, myths about the virus have hindered efforts to contain transmission. In the United States, endless cable-news coverage of a patient in Dallas has stoked more anxiety. The video above traces the virus’  path in most people, from causes of exposure to the final stages, including what happens to survivors.

Anne Marie Lindemann is a former associate producer and editor for Slate Video.