Here is another disease from Africa to worry about.
Scientists have identified a lethal new virus in Africa that causes bleeding like the dreaded Ebola virus. The so-called "Lujo" virus infected five people in Zambia and South Africa last fall. Four of them died, but a fifth survived, perhaps helped by a medicine recommended by the scientists.
It's not clear how the first person became infected, but the bug comes from a family of viruses found in rodents, said Dr. Ian Lipkin, a Columbia University epidemiologist involved in the discovery.
"This one is really, really aggressive" he said of the virus.
Hopefully, this virus won't be the one, but I'm afraid that one of these days a really nasty new virus will be on the loose that will cause a world wide pandemic that will kill millions. I hope it doesn't happen, but I we should be prepared in case it does.