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Traditional Burial Practices Hamper Efforts to Fight Ebola

World health officials say traditional burial practices are among the obstacles that are making it difficult to control the worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa's history. World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said health and relief workers have been trying to educate families in the affected region about how to bury their loved ones without exposing themselves to the virus. He said people who touch the dead could be putting themselves at risk. "At the...

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