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World Bank: Ebola's Economic Impact Expected to be High

The World Bank says the three countries most affected by Ebola will suffer a combined $1.6 billion in economic losses in 2015 due to the ongoing outbreak. Unemployment rates are also expected to remain high, with cross-border traders, private-sector wage earners and the self-employed among the worst hit. The World Bank said that despite the recent slowdown in the number of new Ebola cases, the outbreak continued to “cripple” the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. More than...

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