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03 March 2016 | by Ged Naughton

In the shadow of an epidemic: the long-term effects of Ebola

Ebola has left a painful legacy - survivors still suffer ill-health and communities are suspicious of each other

 
Although the West African state has been declared Ebola free, the virus has left a painful legacy. Survivors still suffer ill-health and communities are suspicious of each other Moses Barcon was working as an attendant at the Super Petroleum gas station in the Congo Town district of the Liberian capital, Monrovia, when he got the call about his cousin, Stephen, in August 2014.Stephen was the family’s rising star, training to be a pastor, equally well thought of by his American contacts and his local congregation. His large, extended family was counting on his success, had raised the cash to send him to the United States for training at Bible college and were backing his building of a church. When Stephen heard that one of his flock was sick, he had immediately gone to visit.The cal




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