By Sophie Jane Evans for MailOnline –
It has claimed the lives of more than 4,000 people across the world so far.
Now, a series of photos has captured the grim reality of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, West Africa.
The shocking images, taken by photographers John Moore and Mohammed Elshamy, show the brutal effects of the virus on victims and their loved ones.
One features a woman crawling desperately toward the body of her sister as a burial team carries it away for cremation on Saturday, while another shows the victim's mother and young daughters weeping as they come to terms with their loss.