Today is the 1st anniversary of Ebola being declared an 'international epidemic'

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World Health Organization Declares Ebola Emergency

One year ago, on August 8, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared Ebola as an 'international epidemic.' and the virus has been taking the media by storm ever since.

The formal notification declared the epidemic to be a "public health emergency of international concern." specifically outlining the virus' early origins and subsequent evolution of the epidemic. WHO also looked at current Ebola outbreaks in each affected country as well as overarching Ebola-related trends.

See the graph below for a breakdown of cases of Ebola virus in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone -- three areas with prominent Ebola problems:

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Ebola has been a huge problem, with large numbers of cases and deaths. See the chart below for a depiction of Ebola virus cases and deaths.

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