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Sierra Leone: for Ebola survivors the pain goes on

Three women recovered from Ebola, tell their story at the Survivors’ Conference in Kenema, Sierra Leone, 2014.
WHO/S. Gborie

29 October 2014 -- As the Ebola outbreak grows and spreads, a small but significant group of people is also growing: the Ebola survivors. Emerging shell-shocked from what one described as a "glimpse of hell", the survivors have not found life easy on the other side of the Ebola ward. It has become evident that physical after-effects of the disease are among the most pressing problems Ebola survivors face.