Ebola Reston??

brenda j smith nsbjs at aurora.alaska.edu
Sat Apr 20 02:00:53 EST 1996


Ebola Reston was not a term the press put together to gain attension. 
Every time a new strain of a virus is found they name it after the place 
it was found. For example they first strain of Ebola was contracted At 
Ebola River in Zaire. So they called it the Ebola, Zaire virus.  So when 
the first strain of the simion virus was found in Reston, Virginia it got 
the name Ebola Reston because Reston was the firstplace it was found.
I hope that helps clear things up  for you.

Aidan Smith 
Nome, AK




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