World Bank

December 2, 2014 5:01 AM

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WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is taking a heavy toll on the economies of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, all of which face negative or slower growth next year because of the virus, the World Bank said on Tuesday.

The bank said growth estimates for the three countries hardest hit by Ebola had tumbled since its previous analysis in October, and that projections showed the outbreak costing them more than $2 billion in lost income over the 2014-2015 period.

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