WHO Offers New Protocol for 'Safe and Dignified' Burial of Ebola Patients

November 8, 2014 1:59 AM

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Bumbasor/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The World Health Organization released a "safe and dignified burial protocol" on Friday, to help minimize the transmission of Ebola.

Dr. Pierre Formenty of the WHO says that "at least 20 percent of new Ebola infections occur during burial of deceased Ebola patients." Such occurrences are particularly common in West Africa, where the disease has been rampant for months. The WHO released the latest figures on Ebola cases through No...

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