As Ebola spreads, drug companies race to develop treatments

October 2, 2014 8:27 PM

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Ebola has hit the U.S., and fears of further infections are rising following the news that a Liberian national in Dallas has been infected with the disease, and may have come in contact with as many as 80 people.

In Africa, the infected population is continuing to grow. As many as 21,000 people are sick with the virus in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and that number could grow to up to 1.4 million people by January, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control.

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