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World Bank President: Ebola 'catastrophe' for W Africa

Dr Jim Kim, president of the World Bank, says the countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are "completely under a state of siege" because of an Ebola outbreak.

He spoke to the BBC as his organisation released a report saying the economic impact of the virus could grow eight-fold in those states.

Ebola has killed 2,461 people in West Africa - the largest ever outbreak.

  • 17 Sep 2014
  • From the section Africa