The devastating effects of Ebola have been felt in West Africa for nearly six months, but the outbreak has become even more dire in recent weeks as death tolls surged and health officials warned of a potential worldwide disaster.

In an effort to contain the outbreak, the United States announced this week that it’s sending thousands of military personnel to bolster the region’s crippled health care systems. The plan is a major milestone in what has been an especially slow response to a rapidly spreading disease.

In order to highlight just how severe the medical crisis has become in West Africa, The WorldPost has collected some of the most revealing stats on the fight against Ebola. [Read more] – Michael’s Blog