Locals watch workers with Doctors Without Borders as they disinfect after leaving a private clinic working to combat the spread of the Ebola virus in Teldou, Guinea, July 10, 2014.
Samuel Aranda—The New York Times/Redux
By Diane Tsai
July 30, 2014
TIME Health
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More than 670 people have died from the latest outbreak of Ebola, a highly contagious virus that is also one of the deadliest human diseases.

Though it’s been almost 40 years since Ebola was first discovered in 1976, there are currently no cures or effective treatments.

Here’s what you need to know about the unprecedented outbreak.


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