15 Terrifying Facts About the Ebola Virus

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The first outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease occured in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan in 1976 near the Ebola river, hence the name given to the virus. Since then there have been several outbreaks of the disease, but none have been quite so large and frightening as the one that is going on right now in West Africa. The current outbreak started in March 2014 in Guinea and has now spread to Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Over 1,400 cases have been diagnosed so far and over 800 deaths have occured.