Financial Times Examines Ebola’s Potential Economic Impact In West Africa
Financial Times: Ebola is one of several risks facing West Africa
“…The predictions of economic losses [from Ebola] vary from apocalyptic billions of dollars in the worse-case scenario to only a few millions of dollars if the outbreak if stopped soon. … Regardless of the final toll, what is already clear is that a mix of real economic impact, stigma, and fear is driving the shares of airlines and travel groups down, hurting mining companies, and affecting the daily economic life in the region, at times, thousands of kilometers away from the affected areas. West African government officials are increasingly worried that stigma could extract the largest economic toll…” (Blas, 10/8).