MAP | The spread of the deadly Ebola virus

Highly contagious disease sweeping across West Africa

CBC News Last Updated: August 11, 2014

The death toll for the deadly Ebola virus continues to climb higher, exceeding 600 deaths in West Africa. This current outbreak is the deadliest of its kind on record.

The map below shows the spread of the Ebola virus as compared with previous outbreaks. The infographic beneath the map shows how the virus affects the body.