The Hot Zone

What is Ebola's "strategy for success"?

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Possibly this epileptic splashing of blood is one of Ebola’s strategies for success— it makes the victim go into a flurry of seizures as he dies, spreading blood all over the place, thus giving the virus a chance to jump to a new host— a kind of transmission through smearing.

Preston, Richard (2012-03-14). The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus (p. 106). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.