Infectious disease expert and 2013 TEDxFIU speaker Doctor Aileen Marty participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) earlier this month where she answered questions about Ebola. Reddit AMAs are public discussion forums that give the Reddit community a chance to ask an expert anything on a specific subject/life experience.

Marty spent 31 days in West Africa with the World Health Organization (WHO) treating Ebola patients, so she knows first-hand what the disease is.

Read her AMA here, and discover the 5 things we learned from it.

Also, watch her TEDxFIU talk on biological weapons, and whether there is a hidden value to them.