International agencies and governments are fighting to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus, which causes fever and bleeding, has killed at least 3,439 people. Read more >>
The cartoon by Brian Adcock from The Independent uses a boxing match as a metaphor for the global fight against the Ebola virus. The ring announcer is introducing the contestants before the start of the bout. One of them is the aggressive-looking Ebola virus ("all the way from West Africa"). The other is a scared-looking earth, sweating on its stool.