Via allAfrica.com, a long article from FrontPageAfrica: Liberia: Getting Rid of Ebola Dead Bodies a Daunting Task for Liberia (Page 1 of 6). The first page:
Monrovia - On Saturday, June 27, 2014 four bodies of victims who died as a result of the deadly Ebola virus were buried but not without a hassle. Three of the bodies were near decay, as a burial team with one of the corpses was chased out of the Banjol community in lower Virginia in Montserrado County as they prepared to bury. At the ELWA Hospital Mortuary, another burial team displayed the face of a dead Ebola victim wrapped in a body bag to three members of their family.
The family is put outside and men in white plastic suits covered from head to toe deals with the corpse laid out on a stretcher, spraying it with high concentration of chlorine before lifting it into a white ambulance owned by the Montserrado County Health team. The vehicles are then sprayed and sealed and as the men spray themselves and get ready to pull off the suits beginning with the gloves a nurse yells:
"No, don't do that, don't take it off. You have to walk through our decontamination process. We have to make sure you are decontaminated and safe before you can take the suits off."
The three-man burial team listens and heeds the advice of the health practitioner and they emerge later with only their clothes on, leaving the protective gear behind and the car leaves with the corpse with the hope that the family has already secured burial ground.
"We are finding it very difficult to bury these people who die from Ebola. The community people when they see us in these white suits, they think we are some ghosts; the other day they chased some of our other friends and they had to bring the other body, they took to bury back to JFK," said a member of the burial team who spoke to FrontPageAfrica on condition of anonymity.
"We need to find a special place to bury these corpses, if not, the bodies will keep piling up on us. If we don't bury them, they will begin to decompose and then that will be trouble for all of us."
The head of the team seems very enthusiastic about his job and for him it is a duty to country, he said he and his boys cannot expose themselves to communities because of fear of reprisals.
But he said they have a duty to get the consent of the family members of the dead Ebola victims before burying them, adding that some family members are not coming up to identify the bodies of their dead relatives because of some psychological fear.