Death by “Marsh Fever” (Malaria)
More people die of malaria every single day than have died of Ebola in the past decade.
During an average year, more people die of influenza every month than have ever even been infected with Ebola.
This is because mosquito and airborne transmission are far more effective than direct bodily-fluid contact. It’s fairly simple to eliminate bodily fluid transmission in countries with ready access to chlorine and water. Mosquito bites and airborne droplets are almost impossible to eliminate - all we can hope to do is control them.
There are much scarier things out there than Ebola.
“Malaria" by Giulio Aristide Sartorio, 1905 (top), 1883 (bottom).