On-topic from yesterday's news:
Imagine an ebola pandemic where the only effective treatment is blood
I spoke today with a JW who is in Africa in one of the central countries. They had a letter read to the congregation this week that spelled out quite a number of precautions intended to prevent spread of Ebola. For instance, if anyone goes to a funeral, they are not to go in field service or to any meeting for three weeks. There haven't been any cases in that country yet, but there is definitely an awareness.