West Africa is being plagued by a new outbreak of Ebola — a terrifying disease that causes its victims to bleed to death from the inside out. Ebola has no cure, and the latest epidemic is spreading fast.
VICE News visited Liberia, where many feel the new outbreak began, borne from the bushmeat markets of Lofa. Western scientists feel that the consumption and preparation of meat from monkeys, fruit bats, and other forest animals is behind the transmission of Ebola, and possibly a new supervirus, which if left uncontrolled could kill a third of the world's populationEbola, a virus that is affecting people thousands of miles away in West Africa, is now in America with two transmissions on U.S. soil confirmed in Dallas and officials calling additional transmissions to health workers a "very real possibility."
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has sickened 8,399 people since March, killing 4,033 of them -- making it the worst outbreak o the virus in history, according to the World Health Organization.
Find out how the virus first arrived in the United States -- via U.S. missionaries flown here for treatment over the past summer -- and then how Ebola was unwittingly imported via Thomas Eric Duncan, who flew from Liberia to Texas with the virus and later died in Dallas.
Oct. 16, 2014 - Dallas nurse Nina Pham, 26, the first person to contract Ebola in the United States, is expected to be flown from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to the National Institutes of Health hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Pham treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola on American soil, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
Oct. 15, 2014 - Amber Vinson, 29, another nurse who treated Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, is diagnosed with Ebola shortly after midnight and flown to Emory University Hospital that evening.
Oct. 14, 2014 - Vinson is taken to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas with a fever.
Oct. 13, 2014 - Vinson flies from Cleveland to Dallas on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143, arriving at 8:16 p.m. She has no symptoms, but her temperature was 99.5 degrees that morning. She called the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before boarding, and no one told her not to fly.