Team prepare to remove an Ebola infected body in Monrovia
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Ebola: The grim task of dealing with Liberia's dead

Liberian health officials are appealing to nurses and medical assistants not to go ahead with a national strike as the Ebola epidemic continues.

The National Health Workers Association wants an increase in the monthly risk fee paid to those treating Ebola cases.

The virus, which is spread through contact with bodily fluids, has already claimed the lives of 95 health workers in the country.

For the burial teams, the task of removing infected bodies is a grim and risky one.

Voice Of America News' Benno Muchler reports from Liberia.

Voice of America is funded by the US federal government. The BBC has agreed to share Ebola-related material with Voice of America because of the difficulties faced by media organisations reporting the crisis.

  • 13 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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