Volunteers lower a corpse, which is prepared with safe burial practices to ensure it does not pose a health risk to others and stop the chain of person-to-person transmission of Ebola, into a grave in Kailahun. Picture: WHO/Tarik Jasarevic/Handout via Reuters

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is having an impact on the region's economies.

Nearly a thousand people have died and the disease is hurting trade with other countries.