full_title = "Science AMA Series: Ask Your Questions About Ebola." show_self_text
Ebola has been in the news a lot lately, but the recent news of a case of it in Dallas has alarmed many people.
The short version is: Everything will be fine, healthcare systems in the USA are more than capable of dealing with Ebola, there is no threat to the public.
That being said, after discussions with the verified users of /r/science, we would like to open up to questions about Ebola and infectious diseases.
**Please consider donations to [Doctors Without Borders](http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/our-work/medical-issues/ebola?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=brand_sitelink) to help fight Ebola, it is a serious humanitarian crisis that is drastically underfunded.** (Yes, I donated myself.)
Here is the ebola fact sheet from the World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/
Post your questions for knowledgeable medical doctors and biologists to answer.
**[If you have expertise in the area, please verify your credentials with the mods and get appropriate flair before answering questions.](https://www.reddit.com/r/science/wiki/flair)**
Also, you may read the [Science AMA from Dr. Stephen Morse on the Epidemiology of Ebola](https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/2cbthq/science_ama_series_im_stephen_morse_a_professor/)
as well as the numerous questions submitted to /r/AskScience on the subject:
[Epidemiologists of Reddit, with the spread of the ebola virus past quarantine borders in Africa, how worried should we be about a potential pandemic?](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2c4x07/epidemiologists_of_reddit_with_the_spread_of_the/)
[Why are (nearly) all ebola outbreaks in African countries?](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/220ac8/why_are_nearly_all_ebola_outbreaks_in_african/)
[Why is Ebola not as contagious as, say, influenza if it is present in saliva, therefore coughs and sneezes ?](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2d3p7d/why_is_ebola_not_as_contagious_as_say_influenza/)
[Why is Ebola so lethal? Does it have the potential to wipe out a significant population of the planet?](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2bs08v/why_is_ebola_so_lethal_does_it_have_the_potential/)
[How long can Ebola live outside of a host?](https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2cbvtl/how_long_can_ebola_live_outside_of_a_host/)
Also, from /r/IAmA: [I work for Doctors Without Borders - ask me anything about Ebola.](http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2g79ip/i_work_for_doctors_without_borders_ask_me/)
full_title = "I am Ron Perlman, eater of tuna on rye (currently). AM-the-fuck-A." show_self_text
I'm here at reddit eating a tuna sandwich. I just did a reddit AMA back in April. I can't believe you guys have more questions this quickly. Go ahead, ask away.
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Keep up with me on Social Media:
* Facebook: www.facebook.com/perlmutations
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And I'm also a part of the movie [Book of Life](http://www.bookoflifemovie.com), in theaters October 17.
**Edit**: Just can't believe the amount of love and support I feel whenever I interact as I do in these AMAs. So much more I'd love to share with you. And a good way to begin to address that is for you to go out and spend twenty-three fucking bucks on my fucking book. Oh, and I think the fucking audiobook's even cheaper. You have to pay less to hear my story in my voice than to hear it in your own.
full_title = "LPT: To avoid a generic answer: Ask, "What have you been listening to lately?" instead of, "What kind of music do you like?"" show_self_text
People always answer, "What kind of music do you like?" with, "I like all kinds of music" or some variation of the same, which is awkward and tells you nothing. Asking, "What have you been listening to lately?" is typically answered with something more like, example: "I have really been liking Artist #1's new album *blank*, but I cant stop listening to Artist #2 new song *blank*." This gives you far more information and makes for a more quality conversation. Hope this helps!