Training on carrying out a safe Ebola burial in Sierra Leone
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Training in Sierra Leone for safe Ebola burials

As the Ebola outbreak claims 20 lives a day in Sierra Leone, the BBC's Tulip Mazumdar reports from the capital Freetown on how volunteers are being trained to carry out safe burials.

The bodies of victims cannot be dealt with according to tradition, because they are extremely contagious, and have to be handled carefully.

The current outbreak of the virus has already killed more than 4,500 people - mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • 22 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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