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3 West African Nations Worst Hit By Ebola Could Experience Total Economic Loss Of $2B Through 2015, World Bank Estimates

Reuters: Ebola costs Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone $2 billion: World Bank
“The World Bank on Tuesday pledged further assistance to Liberia, the country worst hit by Ebola, and revealed that the epidemic would cost more than $2 billion across the region, causing once-booming economies to slow down or shrink…” (Cooney/Toweh, 12/2).

U.N. News Centre: Ebola: World Bank reports economic impact in worst-hit countries to exceed $500 million in 2014
“The World Bank announced [Tuesday] that economic growth estimates in the three countries most affected by the Ebola crisis have been revised sharply downward with the impact totaling well over half a billion dollars in 2014, as the United Nations health agency officially declared the outbreak in Spain over…” (12/2).

World Bank: Ebola: New World Bank Group Report Shows Growth Shrinking, Economic Impact Worsening in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
“The Ebola epidemic continues to cripple the economies of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and is projected to result in negative or contracting growth in these countries next year as they work to eradicate the virus, according to an Ebola Economic Impact Update released today by the World Bank Group…” (12/2).

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