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Haliborange Ebola Facts

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

Ebola survivors called witches

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.

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.

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.

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.