Question of the Day

Oct 07, 2014

Yesterday's question asked (with thanks again to former journalist Francis Hinchey for submitting it): What year did the first Ebola virus outbreak occur, and which two countries were involved? (Both questions had to be answered to count!). That would be 1976, when 2 simultaneous outbreaks were reported in Nzara, Sudan, and Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire).

Congratulations to editorial maven Hiram Reisner for being the first to answer both parts correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to Laura AlixMatthew DelmanDan RosenbaumEdward TennerJonathan PappasKen WalkerCarrie GrayHollywood Highlands and Annie M. Dance for all getting that right, as well!

As for today's question, here's part 2 of the previous question from Francis Hinchey: How did the Ebola virus get its name?

Click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack. Remember, you must spell your answers correctly to be counted! We’ll announce the winners tomorrow!

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