Promise Cooper fills a bottle with a chlorine solution with the help of Kanyean Molton Farley, a community activist who visits Promise and her two brothers on a daily basis at their St. Paul Bridge home in Monrovia, Liberia. (AP/Jerome Delay)
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The disease has ravaged a small part of Africa, but the international image of the whole continent is increasingly under siege, reinforcing some old stereotypes.Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- the African countries afflicted by the Ebola outbreak – have a combined population of about 22 million on a continent with over 1 billion people. The epidemic feeds into a narrative of disaster on a continent of 54 countries that has seen some progress in past years, and false perceptions of Ebola's reach are hurting African business distant from the affected areas.Africa has had a troubled image.Now the economic impact of Ebola fears is being felt in many parts of Africa.
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