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Evolution of Ebola Virus Disease from Exotic Infection to Global Health Priority, Liberia

M. Allison Arwady, Luke Bawo, Jennifer C. Hunter et al, Eds.: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, (2015)

Emerg Infect Dis. April 2015 Read online at: Over the span of a few weeks during July and August 2014, events in West Africa changed perceptions of Ebola virus disease (EVD) from an exotic tropical disease to a priority for global health security. We describe observations during that time of a field team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and personnel of the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. The authors outline the early epidemiology of EVD within Liberia, including the practical limitations on surveillance and the effect on the country’s health care system, such as infections among health care workers

The Economic Impact of Ebola on Sub-Saharan Africa: Updated Estimates for 2015

The World Bank, (2015)

Most African Countries Avoid Major Economic Loss but Impact on Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone Remains Crippling

Assessing the socio-economic impacts of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

UNDP, (2014)

The Road to Recovery. This synthesis report is based on three national studies on the evolution of the Ebola epidemic and its impact on Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

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