Ebola was named after the Ebola River in Congo where it was first detected. The first cases, in both Congo and Sudan, were documented in 1976. Now, nearly 40 years later, The World Health Organization (WHO) is scrambling to stop the death toll from increasing exponentially. In case you’ve been behind on the news of the Ebola outbreak, or are just curious about just what it is, here are 10 facts you need to know about the Ebola virus.