The Ebola Virus: Epidemic Timeline
The deadliest Ebola epidemic in history began in West Africa in 2013. The outbreak rapidly spread in six countries—Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, USA and Mali— leading to a death toll of over 10,000 according to the World Health Organization. The infection has been recorded via chimpanzees, fruit bats, monkeys and porcupines in Africa. However very little information about how the virus was transferred to humans. The widespread symptoms documented from West Africa during the outbreak include: fever, diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite and exhaustion. Below is a visual timeline of the deadly virus. See also Pandemic of Bubonic Plague.