PBS – West Africa’s Ebola epidemic is now the deadliest on record, according to the World Health Organization. The disease has a mortality rate of up to 90 percent. Since the outbreak began in February, there have been 635 known infections and 399 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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