ebola-deaths-crisisnet-corrected The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been spiraling out of control for months, though it has been largely underreported in the international press. With the recent news that three Americans had been infected, one in Nigeria and two who have been transported back to the United States for treatment, we decided to capitalize on the increased global attention. Using data from the World Health Organization we analyzed the movement of the disease and increasingly rapid rates of infection, particularly in Sierra Leone where the number of confirmed or suspected deaths has jumped by 226% in the last month.

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