West Africa’s Ebola outbreak cost $53 billion – study

Health workers carry the body of a suspected Ebola victim for burial at a cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, December 21, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

GENEVA (Reuters) – An Ebola outbreak that ravaged Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia in 2014 cost economies an estimated $53 billion, according to a study in this month’s Journal of Infectious Diseases. The study aimed to combine the direct economic burden and the indirect social impact to generate a comprehensive cost of the outbreak, which […]

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