‘I am a Liberian, not a virus’: Campaign fights back against Ebola stigma

October 24, 2014 12:35 PM

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No country has been hit harder by the Ebola virus than Liberia. At least 2,705 people have died during this epidemic -- more than twice the death toll of Sierra Leone and nearly three times Guinea's.

In the West African countries most devastated by the disease, in a region where upwards of 70 percent of people infected by Ebola wind up dying, fear has been an understandably constant presence. Stigma is not far behind -- even for those who survive.

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