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Ebola’s Economic Fallout Can’t Be Quarantined in Africa

Ebola’s economic effects in Africa are proving hard to quarantine even in the 49 of 54 countries that are untouched by the virus.

Corporate events are being canceled, international investors are declining to visit and multinationals are on high alert. The International Monetary Fund yesterday cut its forecast for economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa this year to 5 percent from 5.5 percent, due in part to “economic spillovers starting to materialize” from the outbreak.