West African Nations Continue To Feel Strains Caused By Ebola Outbreak

Deutsche Welle: West Africa wonders: What if the Ebola epidemic returns?
“Diseases such as Ebola and Lassa fever are highly contagious and life-threatening. Three years ago more than 11,000 people died of Ebola in West Africa. There is a high risk of new epidemics in the region…” (Müller-Jung, 1/27).

Los Angeles Times: Two years after West Africa was declared Ebola-free, health and financial burdens persist
“…Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, the nations hit the hardest by the outbreak, have not had a reported Ebola case since at least March 2016, well beyond the official measure for being declared free of the virus, which is 42 consecutive days. But the countries remain vulnerable to flare-ups, their health systems are dogged by a shortage of medical staff and subpar facilities, and survivors of the disease continue to struggle to piece their lives back together…” (Simmons, 1/26).

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