Video: Ebola hits African economies hard The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is having an impact on the region's economies. August 11 2014 at 11:45am Related Stories Comment Guidelines Please read our comment guidelines. Login and register, if you haven’ t already. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As) Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.