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Chris Brown's Conspiracy Theories About The Ebola Virus Have Us Scratching Our Heads

Try the CDC for Ebola information if you really need the details.

When it comes to updates on his new music, videos or graffiti, Chris Brown is a great source of information. But ... if you're looking for reliable, timely news on the Ebola epidemic, Breezy is not really your guy. See, on Monday (October 13), amid news that a second person in the U.S. had tested positive for the deadly virus after coming into contact with the nation's first patient, who is now deceased, CB took to Twitter to spout his conspiracy theory on the spread of the disease that has killed thousands in Africa.

Related: Should We Be Scared About Ebola In The U.S.?

Speculating the "epidemic" was a "form of population control," perhaps he was following up on an idea that controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan floated last month when he called the spread of Ebola a plot to attack black Americans?

Wherever he got his inspiration, not long after suggesting that the arrival of Ebola on U.S. shores was a conspiracy, it seems like Brown had a change of heart.

For starters, the virus is named for the river in the Democratic Republic of Congo where it's believed to have been initially discovered in the mid-1970s, as the first case was diagnosed. Ebola is spread through direct contact with a sick person’s bodily fluids or exposure to contaminated objects. Victims are not contagious until symptoms appear. Those and other key facts are up on the CDC's site.

For reliable, timely information the origins of Ebola, as well as updates and tips on signs and symptoms, visit the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.