As thousands of people in West Africa have died from Ebola, the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are not only working to stop the spread of the virus, they're also looking at ways to cure it. This outbreak has far surpassed all the others combined. While it is tragic, it also gives scientists a better understanding of the disease and brings them one step closer to finding a cure.
With a 51 percent mortality rate, Ebola is about as bad as it gets. So far, more than 3,000 people in West Africa have died of the disease.