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The pace of Ebola infections overwhelmed hospitals like this one in Sierra Leone, where Mariattu Kanu, a 4-year-old believed to have the virus, lay on a floor slick with bodily fluids, the source of transmission.
Ebola has infected at least 13,000 people in West Africa, and killed at least 5,000. If the deadly virus isn't stopped, the CDC estimates that up to 1.4 million people could be infected by the end of January 2015. To help support the groups at the frontline of this disease, donate at Facebook.com/FightEbola.
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