March 26, 2015 9:33 AM EDT

As anniversaries go, this is a somber one. But as the Ebola outbreak neared its one-year mark in late March, public-health officials had reason to be optimistic. Although it’s too soon to say the end is in sight, the U.N. predicts that the outbreak will be over by August. Here’s the toll Ebola has taken over the past year.

This appears in the April 06, 2015 issue of TIME.

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