No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola? : Shots - Health News : NPR
Not very, as it turns out (and as I already knew).
In order for Ebola to become the disease that the panicky wish to make, it would have to become airborne, like influenza. The chances of that are next no nil.
But what about west Africa then?
Well, poor living conditions, poor health infrastructure, poor resources. That explains it. The disease is deadly, to be sure, and every person who dies from it is a tragedy. But this is the 1918 Flu Epidemic back a century later, or the Black Plague.