Top 10 clinical news stories of 2014

1. Ebola: worst ever outbreak

WHEN the first reported case of Ebola this year was reported in West Africa in March 2014, health authorities around the world failed to predict the scale of the looming crisis.

The worst recorded outbreak of the virus ravaged the impoverished West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and led to a global watch for cases with several ‘scares’ in Australia.

New infection rates and death tolls continue to eclipse UN projections and disease