The Ebola Outbreak
Ebola has been one of the most talked about crisis in 2014. The disease's ability to ruthlessly kill and spread very quickly makes it an extremely dangerous. According to NBC News, "The Ebola death toll has topped 4,500, and it’s still getting worse..." The disease is affecting more than just those infected too. Checkpoints are constantly trying to find those who are infected to stop the spread. This creates a constant worry among civilians who have to live in fear of possibly contracting the virus. Also, "Ebola is ruining the economies of Liberia and Sierra Leone and may cause widespread food shortages as farmers struggle to bring in harvests, according to a New World Bank Report." The United States has gotten involved because we fear that it may spread into our country.