Ebola must go : Bury all dead bodies safely-Call 4455
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Ebola must go : Bury all dead bodies safely-Call 4455

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      During this Ebola time, we cannot care for family and friends that die the way we are used to. While you are waiting for the burial team to arrive, keep a distance of at least 3 feet (1 meter) from the body. Do not touch it.

      Do not touch, wash or clean any dead body. Burying all who die safely is one of the best ways to make sure we have zero cases of Ebola in Liberia. Call 4455 to report a dead body and to alert the burial teams to pick up the body for free burial.

      Burial teams know this kind of safe burial is very difficult for the family and the community. They will talk to the family members about the different ways they can pay respect without touching the body. All burials will be safe, free, and respect the families.

      Burial teams wear special protective clothes (the overhaul suits) to keep them safe. Burial teams are watched by others and have chlorine sprayers. They spray the chlorine to clean the body and the area the body was in to kill the Ebola virus and keep the family and the community safe.

      The family has the right to decide if the personal things of the dead person will be burned, put in the grave with the person, or sprayed with chlorine to clean them.

      The burial teams will deliver the body to the cemetery. No bodies will be burned.

      Five members of the family will be able to attend the burial. They will not travel with the burial team. The family can stand 15 feet away. A religious leader can come. The family can chose a gravestone for the family member.

      Protect yourself. Protect your family. Protect your community.

      For anyone who dies, call 4455.

      All burials will be safe, free, and respectful of the body and the grieving family.

      Communication resources for West African audiences: Flipbooks.


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