At least 826 people have died in West Africa from the Ebola virus.
Even though the number is expected to rise, it’s still more deaths than any previous outbreak of the deadly disease.
And that ironically, may be why there’s no vaccine or treatment available.
“Prior episodes burned themselves out with fewer deaths after a shorter time,” said Dr. Aileen Marty, an infectious disease professor at Florida International University.
“That’s meant less of a feeling that a vaccine should be on the market,” she explained. “There’s no money in it. But it’s such a horrible way to die.”