Ebola for beginners: Twitter map outlines some elementary geography

The creator of the ‘Ebola – no Ebola’ map says he is trying to show the world that Africa is not a country. Photograph: EbolaPhone/Twitter

A rudimentary map demonstrating that Africa is not synonymous with the Ebola virus has hit a nerve online.

There has only been one reported death outside of west Africa, but recent cases in the United States and Spain of those who had recently returned from affected countries have put the world on high-alert. Fear and misinformation have not been far behind, with countries as far as North Korea imposing draconian quarantine measures.

Read more: Ebola for beginners: Twitter map outlines some elementary geography | World news | theguardian.com.

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