The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was the largest outbreak of the disease ever recorded, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It infected more than 28,600 people and caused more than 11,300 deaths. Health officials struggled to curb the spread of the virus. The CDC coordinated with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international health organizations, and deployed teams of public health experts to West Africa. The epidemic has ended, although the CDC says additional cases may continue to occur sporadically.