What are the odds? I mean, Ebola outbreaks don't just happen every day. While it could be completely coincidental, this Ebola strain happens to be spreading just as fast as the West African outbreak. The first confirmed death in Congo occurred on August 11th, from a woman who was supposedly infected from eating bushmeat. Now, just shy of a month later there have been 53 cases and 31 deaths.
To put that in perspective, the last Ebola outbreak in the DRC killed 36 people between June and November of 2012. Another Congo outbreak killed 14 people between December of 2008 and February of 2009. 31 deaths over the course of 3 weeks is completely out of the ordinary, especially in the rural isolated community where this outbreak first occurred.
I think now may be a good time to strap on our tinfoil hats, because this is downright creepy. The
rapid infection rate of the West African virus leads me to believe that
this is a mutated strain, with a greater capability of infecting
humans. Researchers in the field have come to the same conclusion: More at URL