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Liberia government orders Ebola victims cremated
« on: August 04, 2014, 07:25:02 AM »
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Liberian government is ordering that all corpses of Ebola victims must be cremated as fears rise that the disease could be spread by bodies being buried in residential areas.

Information Minister Lewis Brown announced Monday on state radio that authorities now will cremate the remains of Ebola victims.

The order comes after a tense standoff erupted over the weekend when health workers tried to bury more than 20 Ebola victims on the outskirts of Monrovia.

Authorities said military police officers were called in to help restore order so that the burials could take place.

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Re: Liberia government orders Ebola victims cremated
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 09:06:26 AM »
Local death customs and rituals are widely blamed for the rapid spread of this outbreak. 

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Re: Liberia government orders Ebola victims cremated
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 09:20:29 AM »
Yep.

Plus they really don't trust doctors at all, or Western medicine. They prefer to keep the infected at home, widening the chances of cross infection. About the only thing keeping it semi manageable is the widespread belief that all disease is the result of a curse, making others shun the diseased until they recover, in case the curse rubs off.
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Re: Liberia government orders Ebola victims cremated
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 09:43:00 AM »
I'm surprised the Boko Haramies aren't blaming this as an allah thing.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Re: Liberia government orders Ebola victims cremated
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 09:50:05 AM »
I'm surprised the Boko Haramies aren't blaming this as an allah thing.

Wrong country, my friend. Muslims don't dare stick their nose into Liberia, for very good reason. It's made up of freed slaves mainly. The ones rescued on the high seas by British (and subsequently US) vessels. They remember who the slave traders were, even now, and are not exactly fond of them.
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Re: Liberia government orders Ebola victims cremated
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 09:53:10 AM »
Wrong country, my friend. Muslims don't dare stick their nose into Liberia, for very good reason. It's made up of freed slaves mainly. The ones rescued on the high seas by British (and subsequently US) vessels. They remember who the slave traders were, even now, and are not exactly fond of them.

Oh, I know the countries are different but that has never stopped those people before.
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Re: Liberia government orders Ebola victims cremated
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014, 10:00:06 AM »
Oh, I know the countries are different but that has never stopped those people before.

They are a wee bit like Ebola, aren't they.
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