Ebola epidemic spawns black market in survivors’ blood

September 19, 2014 9:43 AM

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Health workers take blood samples for Ebola virus testing at a screening tent in the local government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone (Reuters / Tommy Trenchard)

As the deadly Ebola virus continues to ravage a wide swath of Western Africa, some of the infected are turning to an illicit trade in survivors’ blood, despite warnings from the World Health Organization.

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