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How the Ebola outbreak spun out of control

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more people than sum total of all the previous outbreaks since the virus was first identified in 1976. Today, the first-ever case in the United States was diagnosed. Vox health reporter Julia Belluz explains in two minutes how the outbreak spiraled completely out of control.

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Further reading: See Vox's 14 facts you should know about the Ebola outbreak, and here is list of aid groups working on the Ebola crisis and how to donate.

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