The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been the worst in history, claiming more than 10,000 lives.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, first reported in March 2014, and believed by scientists to have started in late December with the death of a 2-year-old boy, thought to have contracted the virus from bats in the remote Guinean village of Meliandou, has rapidly become the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976.

The epidemic that swept across...
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