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Kakata, Liberia has one of the highest rates of Ebola infection in a country hard hit by the virus. The burial crew takes precautions to make sure that they do not become infected.
Government worker George Woryounwon briefs the burial team he's brought to the village to help remove the body.
Josh Basler with GlobalCommunities.org accompanied the team.
Credit: Josh Basler/Global Communities
The burial team makes its way toward the wooded area where the victim died. The teams are volunteers who receive stipends from the non-profit group Global Communities.
The burial team suits up in Personal Protection Equipment, or PPE’s. Ebola victims are at the most contagious at the time of death, as the virus seeks a new host.
They use extra extra protection around the spots where bare skin shows.
As the team moves the body, they spray disinfectant as they go.
The body of Felicifa Chepus is carried through his village on the way to a burial site.
The family of the victim is kept at a distance as he is buried.
Felicifa Chepus, the victim, delivered coal for the villagers stoves. He was 22 years old.
The team sprays disinfectant before they remove their protective gear. They then bury the suits in the same grave.