Factbox: How Ebola spreads and started

November 12, 2014 1:15 PM

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Factbox: How Ebola spreads and started

West Africa is struggling with the worst Ebola outbreak on record that has killed at least 4,950 people. Two nurses in the United States and one nurse in Spain have contracted Ebola outside of Africa but survived.

Ebola has killed 4,950 people out of 13,241 confirmed, probable and suspected cases, almost all in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, according to the U.N.'s World Health Organization. It says the true death toll may be three times as much or 15,000 people, while the death rate is thought to be about...

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