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At a time when sub-Saharan Africa is one of few regions that continue to experience robust economic growth, the Ebola outbreak is taking a toll on the African economy and threatens to have far-reaching consequences for the continent’s GDP, reaching into tens of billions of dollars.

According to an economic impact assessment for the World Bank Group, released ahead of a press briefing on Thursday, the regional financial impact could be as high as $32.6-billion by the end of 2015 should the deadly virus spread to neighbouring countries, some of which have large economies.

Available at: http://mg.co.za/article/2014-10-09-ebola-wreaks-havoc-on-economies-as-it-tears-through-africa 

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