Liberia: Ebola Survivors Suffer Complications

[New Dawn] More than a year after the Ebola outbreak that left about 4,000 Liberians dead, survivors here are said to be experiencing series of health complications, including severe body pains, visual problems, impotency, miscarriage and still birth, among others.
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