2 Ebola remains elusive
Ebola virus, which first surfaced in Sudan and Zaire in 1976, made a comeback in Zaire in 1995, killing 250 people. In cover story, "What a bloody mess" (June 1-15, 1995), we asked: "Will the world learn a lesson from this disaster?" Apparently, it has not. The virus reappeared in 2013 in Guinea, this time spreading farther and claiming 10,000 lives worldwide. Since 1976, there have been two dozen Ebola outbreaks, yet treatment has not moved beyond experimental stage.