We are here. Researchers have finally developed an Ebola virus vaccine that is able to provide 100-percent protection against one particularly deadly strain of the disease based on final field tests on thousands of people in West Africa.
A recent study provides more insight about Ebola transmissions and launches new interactive tool to map threatened areas.
The first-known European Christian church to have been built in the tropics was recently unearthed on one of the Cape Verde islands by archaeologists from the University of Cambridge. The island lies off the coast of West Africa and was once the heart of the Atlantic slave trade.
Admittedly, Ebola is still a very real issue, with a grand total of 18 confirmed cases of the often fatal disease indentified in West Africa, as of this week. However, compared to the whopping 450 to 1,000 weekly cases reported in the peak of last year's epidemic, it's safe to say that the worst is over. But now, experts are looking back and wondering what could have been done better. The burial of victims, according to a new report, is one issue that should have been better addressed.