12 steps to safely bury Ebola victims

November 8, 2014 12:16 AM

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One of the devastating aspects of the Ebola virus is the hands-off, highly sanitized burial of those who have died from the disease to ward off its spread. After months of dispatching burial teams to handle the emotional duty, the World Health Organization has issued a detailed 12-step guide to safer burials in West Africa.

The burial team is composed of four members wearing full protective gear, one sprayer person equipped with a chlorine-water solution for hand hygiene and disinfecting objects and surfaces, a technical supervisor not wearing protective gear, a communicator not wearing the protective suit who interact...

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