Ebola could cost West Africa $15 billion over three years

March 12, 2015 3:08 PM

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Ebola could cost West Africa $15 billion over three years

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - West Africa may lose up to $15 billion over the next three years due to the impact of the Ebola outbreak on trade, investment and tourism, according to a report by the United Nations.

The world's deadliest Ebola epidemic has killed almost 10,000 people in the three most affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, deepening poverty in one of the least developed parts of the world.

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