The Hot Zone

What are some of the possibilities for the link between the African and Asian strains of Ebola?

"A Bad Day", "Decon", or "The Most Dangerous Strain"

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One possibility is that the Reston strain originated in Africa and flew to the Philippines on an airplane not long ago.
Perhaps Ebola came out of Africa and landed in Asia a few years back.
Perhaps— this is only a guess— Ebola traveled to Asia inside wild African animals.
It seems quite likely, however, that the entire Reston outbreak started with a single monkey in the Philippines. One sick monkey. That monkey was the unknown index case. One monkey started the whole thing.

Preston, Richard (2012-03-14). The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (p. 370). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.