New WHO protocol on 'safe and dignified' Ebola burials

November 10, 2014 11:05 AM

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New WHO protocol on 'safe and dignified' Ebola burials

The UN health agency says the new procedures emphasize the inclusion of family members of the deceased and encourage religious rites as an essential part of safe burials.

When a person dies infected with Ebola, their body contains high levels of the virus and is potentially still contagious for the disease.

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