Woods: Good job Iowa

Zoë Woods

The Ebola virus has effected the world since 1976 and large numbers of people have not been able to escape to clutches of the deadly disease that resembles the flu in its early stages. It is amazing how something so small can change an entire country. It has the power to turn things upside down and change the tides entirely.

1976 was when the Ebola virus first struck. Out of 318 infected 280 died.

Again in 1976, there were 284 infected and 151 died.

In 1995, 315 were infected and 250 died.

In the years 2000 and 2001, there were 425 infected and 224 died.

In the years 2001 and 2002, 143 were infected and 128 died.

In 2007, there were 264 infected and 187 died.

Currently in 2014, there are 4,461 infected and 2,337 have died so far, and the numbers continue to climb.

Prevention is really the only to stop a virus as strong as this one. Hand sanitizers should probably become your best friend until all danger of contracting the virus has subsided.