- More than 9,200 people in West Africa have contracted Ebola since the beginning of this outbreak in March, making this the biggest outbreak on record.
- More than 4,400 people have died as a result of the Ebola virus during this outbreak.
- The disease continues to spread in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
- The World Health Organization reported that there could be 10,000 new cases of Ebola every week by December if the virus is not contained.
- Government agencies are closely monitoring cases of Ebola in the United States.
Government and nongovernment agencies around the world are working to contain the outbreak and treat those who are suffering. The needs increase daily as the virus spreads. The Department of Defense has joined in the fight against this deadly disease by providing coordination of logistics, training and engineering support through the U.S. Africa Command. Many CFC-O charities have also mobilized staff and are responding to the Ebola outbreak, a list of those charities can be found here: http://www.cidi.org/ebola-ngos/#.VEaDbSwtCM8.