It is thought to have begun with a bat chew.

The Ebola virus, as soon as thought-about incurable, has plagued Africa for greater than 40 years. Since 1976, almost 30,000 folks have caught Ebola, and greater than 11,000 have died. It is usually gone silent for years solely to reemerge unexpectedly, catching hospitals, governments, and international organizations off-guard.

However scientists is perhaps closing in on a profitable remedy. Earlier this month, The New York Instances reported two new remedies for the illness work 90% of the time. They will be given to all sufferers within the Democratic Republic of Congo any longer.

Here is how Ebola started, the place it is unfold, and the way it went from killing tens of 1000’s to being on the verge of a treatment.