As the Times is reporting, the death toll in the Ebola outbreak—already the largest on record—has eclipsed 1200 as health officials grapple with how to contain the spread of the deadly virus. One of the key stumbling blocks along the way has been a stark of lack of education about how Ebola transmitted and an unhealthy distrust of the foreign aid workers and medical volunteers working in West Africa.

Where pamphlets fail, there is music. Specifically the song "Ebola in Town" which is quickly making the rounds and spawning no shortage of bad puns about illness. NPR is calling the song "infectious." 

The producers behind this unlikely music are Samuel "Shadow" Morgan and Edwin "D-12" Tweh, who grew up in the shadow of war. They both spent time as kids in refugee camps in Ghana after fleeing the civil war back home in Liberia.

Its lyrics are instructive: 

Ebola
Ebola in town
Don’t touch your friend!
No touching
No eating something
It’s dangerous!

Ebola
Ebola in town
Don’t touch your friend!
No kissing!
No eating something
It’s dangerous!"

Be careful, as one commenter darkly points out, the song is contagious.