If you know what Ebola does to you then you will hope and pray this is controlled ASAP.
FROM THE BBC
W Africa ebola outbreak confirmed
The World Health Organisation has said that an outbreak of fever in the west African country of Gabon is ebola, the usually fatal viral disease.
A WHO spokesman said seven people had died so far.
It is the first known outbreak of the disease since 224 people died of it in Uganda last year.
Ebola spreads through human contact
The WHO spokesman, Gregory Hartl, said two teams of specialists were on their way to Gabon to help deal with the outbreak.
The specialists will try and contain the outbreak as well as investigate its source.
There have also been unconfirmed reports of a separate outbreak in the nearby Democratic Republic of Congo.
A total of 28 people have died in this outbreak, although DR Congo health officials say the fever is unlikely to be Ebola, as had been earlier feared, but a similar hemorrhagic fever.
There is no known cure for Ebola and 70% of its victims bleed to death within days.
The Gabon outbreak is in the remote province of Ogooue Ivindo in the country's north-east.
Gabon was last afflicted by ebola in an outbreak in 1996-97 that killed 45 of the 60 people infected.
The cases in DR Congo have been reported in a remote village 500 kilometres east of the capital, Kinshasa. A team of epidemiologists and doctors is on its way to carry out further tests and treat the sufferers.
The village in West Kasai province, Mbisangandu, is only accessible by an aeroplane flight, a journey by dugout canoe, and then a 15km walk through thick forest.
In another worrying development, five people in a village some 90km away are also feared to have been affected.
Dr Mapunza Mamieza, chairman of the Ministry of Health's emergency committee, said the Ebola virus could almost certainly be ruled out, and several patients had responded well to treatment from antibiotics.
The challenge now is to establish what the virus is, which means sending samples to a clinic in South Africa, isolating the affected communities, and getting treatment for the patients.
Rebels controlling the eastern half of the country are being asked to allow movement of sufferers and doctors across the frontline which runs close to the affected area.
Officials reported that the nearest hospital is in rebel hands.
Ebola was discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in the DR Congo.