Ebola Wards See Flood of Patients, Outflow of Bodies

August 26, 2014 7:34 PM

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Ebola Wards See Flood of Patients, Outflow of Bodies

MONROVIA, Liberia – Blue steel gates guard the back entrance to an Ebola treatment center, where new patients flood in faster than bodies are removed. Today, I met a burial team tasked with collecting and burning the bodies – a dangerous but crucial job amid the worst-ever outbreak.

A guard opened the gates and motioned us inside. We found ourselves in the same courtyard where yesterday patients were sitting, waiting to be tested, and dying. Today, the rain-soaked courtyard was active in a different way. Six workers wearing protective gear were standing at the back of a long bl...

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