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Ebola causing huge damage to West Africa economies: development bank

Economists warn the epidemic could crush fragile economic gains made post civil war

Reuters  |  Freetown 

The worst ever Ebola outbreak is causing enormous damage to West African economies as foreign businessmen quit the region, the African Development Bank said, while a leading medical charity branded the international response "entirely inadequate." As transport companies suspend services, cutting off the region, governments and economists have warned that the epidemic could crush the fragile economic gains made in Sierra Leone and Liberia following a decade of civil war in the 1990s. At least 1,427 people have died of the deadly hemorrhagic virus since it was first ...

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First Published: Thu, August 28 2014. 03:35 IST