Back in 2012, the blog Infection Landscapes ran an excellent post on Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. The introduction:
This week we introduce the Filoviridae family of viruses, with perhaps its most infamous member: Ebola virus. This virus has gained popular attention because of its severe outbreaks, which are typically associated with a very high mortality. Unfortunately this attention has usually been amplified by sensationalism in news media and film. While this hemorrhagic fever is undoubtedly a very serious disease and needs to be treated as such, this post will strive to describe only what is currently known and avoid hyperbole.