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World Bank: Ebola Countries Face $1.6B in Lost Economic Growth

The World Bank estimates Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will lose more than $1.5 billion this year in economic growth due to Ebola. However, the economic effect on the West Africa region overall is now expected to be much lower than previous forecasts. World Bank Senior Economist Dave Evans, co-author of the latest report on Ebola’s economic consequences, said the three worst affected countries have seen their economies contract. Prior to the outbreak, good economic growth had been...

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