The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. The World Health Organization says for the last several weeks there has been, on average, 1,000 new cases per week. The death rate for the outbreak is now estimated at 70 percent. The Salvation Army’s response includes: Sanitizer, gloves, mouth guards and chlorine to protect against the virus have been distributed to residents in communities where Ebola is prevalent. Food packages, including rice, beans and cooking oil, have been offered to families in particular need.