The Ebola virus as I understand it infects several mammals, including bats, monkeys and people of course. The reservoir of the virus is currently unknown I believe, though some of the hosts that people have contact with have been identified. With the current infections in major population areas in Africa, with both wild and domestic as well as feral animals (once pets) and bodies being dumped in the street, intimate contact between pets and humans there, (I am sure some of those people have monkeys as pets,) is there a risk that a new reservoir of ebola will come to exist and reside within and near these cities? Increasing the likeliehood of future outbreaks on a much larger scale? And if so, isn't it also just as important to detect, monitor, and prevent this from happening as well as quarantining the sick human patients? I have seen of course like everyone, a lot of attention by the media regarding ebola, but I have not seen anyone address this issue (if in fact it is one) and it seems to be an important thing that seems to be being overlooked.