The Ebola Outbreak of 2013-2016: Why So Deadly?

The outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa was the biggest outbreak of the disease we’ve yet to encounter. It killed more people than the previous 25 outbreaks combined and arose in a region of Africa that had never seen Ebola before. The big questions scientists are still asking is why West Africa, why now, and why did it affect so many people?

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