Putting Ebola in context
The Ebola virus can kill anywhere from 25 percent to 90 percent of people who become infected, causing terror among affected communities. MSF has intervened in most Ebola epidemics, including the largest one ever documented—in West Africa from 2014 to 2016. We most recently responded to a massive Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the worst to hit that country and the second largest outbreak on record. No cure exists, but a promising new vaccine and several still-experimental treatments are bringing hope in the battle against this deadly disease.