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EBOLA FACTS

Published:Wednesday | November 12, 2014 | 11:00 AM

n Describing their experience of being infected with the dreadful Ebola virus as a ?glimpse of hell?, survivors are being given a hard time returning to normal life.

n In villages across West Africa, persons are branding Ebola survivors as ?witches? for surviving. Many have lost loved ones to the disease and have no one to turn to.

n Because of the scorn they face, some Ebola survivors have had to move out of their villages because they are being shunned, feared, isolated, and even attacked.

n Many Ebola survivors also suffer from long-term and permanent disabling physical and psychological problems, including blindness, joint, muscle and chest pain, headache, extreme fatigue, and depression. Many cannot resume their means of livelihood.