08/09/2014 06:22 pm ET Updated Aug 09, 2014

Tracing Ebola's Breakout To An African 2-Year-Old

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Patient Zero in the Ebola outbreak, researchers suspect, was a 2-year-old boy who died on Dec. 6, just a few days after falling ill in a village in Guéckédou, in southeastern Guinea. Bordering Sierra Leone and Liberia, Guéckédou is at the intersection of three nations, where the disease found an easy entry point to the region.

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