The growing economic toll of West Africa's Ebola crisis

Estimates from the World Bank suggest that unless the Ebola outbreak is contained, its impact on West Africa economies could prove catastrophic.

The Ebola outbreak has killed more than 2,400 people in West Africa since the beginning of the year. Only time will reveal the true human cost of the epidemic -- the number of cases could end up in the “hundreds of thousands” -- but estimates from the World Bank indicate that unless the crisis is swiftly contained, the financial and economic impact will be devastating.


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