November 11, 2014 / 8:58 PM / 5 years ago

Factbox - How Ebola spreads and started

(Reuters) - West Africa is struggling with the worst Ebola outbreak on record that has killed at least 4,950 people. Two nurses in the United States and one nurse in Spain have contracted Ebola outside of Africa but survived.

The following are some facts about the outbreak:

SOURCE: World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Compiled by Lisa Shumaker and Tom Brown; Editing by Grant McCool

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