A sign in West Africa is meant to help people understand what they should do if they think they might have Ebola. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

While doctors scramble to find an antidote against Ebola, the medical community is starting to use the Internet and simple tech tools as a first line of defense to slow the further spread of the deadly virus.

The Ebola outbreak started in Guinea in March and so far has killed more than 900 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Another 800 people may be suffering from the disease, which has a mortality rate of about 90 percent.

It's now a race against time for health workers and government agencies in West Africa who are alarmed at the lack of education about the disease's symptoms and how it's transmitted.

"The average citizen did not believe

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