January 29, 2015
Ebola has killed more than 8,700 people, according to the World Health Organization. But many people may not know that the virus has also wiped out one-third of the world’s gorillas and chimps. A January 20 article in the New York Post says Ebola is even deadlier for the world’s great apes than it is for humans, who have a 50% mortality rate from the disease. The Ebola mortality rate for chimps is 77%. For gorillas it is 95%.
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