Where Does the Ebola Virus Hide Between Outbreaks? – UCSF News Services

Interesting how many different ways the story on Ebola is being used to promote profit, reputation, status and not knowledge. Ebola does not hide but that’s a catchy headline that helps promote a professor and his university. Deadly diseases are “quiet” or not killing hundreds and thousands of people in an epidemic or pandemic mode when the natural system is in balance. When a local or regional balance is disrupted by natural processes or human activity, an outbreak occurs. So where it hides or waits until called forth to rebalance the system is not as important as the triggering action. We can do something about deforestation, monocultural agriculture or dams but do not because that’s business and it is easier to pretend disease outbreaks are just freaks of natures that are not connected to humans causing the imbalance.

UCSF News Services
Where Does the Ebola Virus Hide Between Outbreaks?
UCSF News Services
You might be thinking, “Isn’t Ebola carried by bats?” In a recent episode of UC San Francisco’s Carry the One Radio, DeRisi – a UCSF professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and co-president of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub – revealed that the evidence …