Outbreak: Eight of the Biggest Global Health Scares

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Outbreak: 2014

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa is wreaking havoc in the region and causing hundreds of deaths. The world is on high alert for the spread of the disease, and in the United States, Emory Healthcare will soon treat a patient infected with the virus in a unit "physically separated" from other patients. This isn't the first time the world has faced an epidemic in recent years. BET.com takes a look at other historic disease outbreaks. (Photo: CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

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