This is my first proposal for debate on a serious issue. Do you believe Ebola will not become the next Bubonic Plague? If so, than you are the perfect opponent. Although I do not comepletly believe in this matter, I would like to attempt to argue otherwise. Never done this before, so tips are appreciated in comments.
I disagree with the resolution. The plague was a disease like Ebola (not comparing the two in any other way), but in the times of the plague, bacteria and viruses were not understood. They weren't even known to exist. Now, we have a concept of what bacteria and viruses are, so we understand how to defend ourselves from it.
All true. But what about the case of a mutation? If Ebola continues to spread over the few years, that substantial amount of Ebola will replicate its cells is areas like the throat, bronchial tubes, and the lungs. If the airborne ill method is more efficient for its transmission, it would overcome any genetic costs such as the virus stemming from the mutation itself. The virus would develop attachments that would allow it to easily attach receptors in the upper respiratory pathway. It was tested that animals, specifically pigs and monkeys, could transmit the disease to each other through the air, not bodily fluids.
To add to my response, we do not have a direct understand of the Ebola right now. Based on the current information provided about the Ebola virus, I believe it may mutate in less than two years. It is important that scientists create stronger vaccines or treatment to prevent the spread of Ebola thus preventing any further chances of mutation.