great_plague_londonIn late July 2014, news of a possible worldwide outbreak of Ebola was announced due to an American named Patrick Sawyer who flew on two flights while transiting Liberia. Sawyer died several days after the flights. An international race immediately ensued to find and quarantine passengers who may have been exposed before the virus can become a worldwide pandemic, which seems to be ever-more likely. According to the CDC, as reported in a 9/23/2014 article published by the New York Times, as many as 1.4 million people worldwide will be infected with the Ebola virus by January 2015. This outbreak is perhaps one of the most deadly humans have faced across the globe, but it is not the first and will not be the last. More