Ebola special: the effect on Senegal

Nov 20, 2014, 08:48 AM

The fear of #Ebola alone can cause problems for a country, and indeed the head of the #IMF went further. Christine Lagarde said the economic cost of fear will be far more than the costs from the disease itself. We've certainly seen that in #Ghana, which has never had a case of Ebola. Yet businesspeople say investors have cancelled their visits to Ghana, trade delegations too - people unwilling to go anywhere near west Africa. And the situation is worse in #Senegal. Senegal did have a single case of Ebola back in August, a man who managed to enter the country from neighbouring #Guinea. He recovered, he went home, and the country has been officially declared Ebola-free. But as I found when I visited Senegal, Ebola still risks destroying the lives and livelihoods of many citizens. Hotels stand empty, and businesses are suffering. As part of our Ebola special, The World Tonight's Paul Moss reports from Senegal...