Ebola could cut Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Liberia GDP 1.5%

The worst-ever Ebola epidemic could cut economic output in four west African countries by between 1 percent and 1.5 percent of gross economic product, the African Development Bank says (AFP Photo/Issouf Sanogo)

Abidjan (AFP) - The worst-ever Ebola epidemic could cut economic output in four west African countries by between 1 percent and 1.5 percent of gross economic product, the African Development Bank said Tuesday.

Economic output in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea -- which have been worst-hit by the crisis -- along with neighbouring Ivory Coast are expected to be hit by the crisis, with food production in Liberia already at risk, president Donald Kaberuka told a news conference.