In 1989, African warlord Charles Taylor launched an uprising in Liberia that eventually killed over 200,000 people and left half the country’s population as refugees — a state of anarchy built in part on the resources of one of America’s most iconic companies: Firestone.
The current outbreak is on track to kill more people than all previous outbreaks combined. There aren’t enough doctors. And women are at particular risk.
Ebola continues to spread in West Africa. Health workers predict the outbreak will continue for at least another six months meaning it will, undoubtedly, be the deadliest outbreak on record. Here are 15 numbers that help put it in perspective. 1,350 Number of people killed in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa,