National Journal Examines Differences Between Current, Past Ebola Outbreaks

National Journal: Four Reasons Why This Ebola Outbreak Is Different
“There have been about 30 recorded outbreaks of the Ebola virus in the last four decades, but none have come close to this magnitude. ‘This is something we have not seen to this extent before,’ CDC Director Thomas Frieden told a House subcommittee Thursday. Frieden said this outbreak is set to infect more people than all the previous outbreaks combined. So why is this time so different? …” (Novack, 8/8).