The Ebola outbreak, declared one year ago today, could be ‘gone by the summer,’ UN says

March 23, 2015 1:50 PM

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The Ebola outbreak, declared one year ago today, could be ‘gone by the summer,’ UN says

Exactly one year ago, on March 23, 2014, the World Health Organization announced that there was an Ebola outbreak in Guinea. There were 49 cases and 29 deaths from the disease then. More than 10,000 people have since died of Ebola in West Africa, according to the WHO.

Although the disease’s spread exploded and then slowed over the course of the past year — and its grasp on western attention has waxed and waned — it is clear that the deadly virus is not done with West Africa.

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