The 2014 Ebola Epidemic in Liberia

Project Author: 
Julia Fabick
Fall 2014

In 2014, Liberia was faced with the worst Ebola outbreak in history. This outbreak is not only significant because of its severity, but also because of the initial national and international responses to it. Editorial cartoons created during this Ebola outbreak identify major criticisms of these initial responses while also revealing the flaws in how the world responds to epidemics in West Africa. 


Fabick, Julia. “The 2014 Ebola Epidemic in Liberia: An Analysis of the National and International Responses through Editorial Cartoon.” In Digital History. Columbia: University of Missouri, 2015.

Ebola map