Ebola: Burned

It’s been more than a year since deeply religious Liberia embraced one of its biggest taboos—cremating bodies—to stop a rampaging Ebola pandemic.

While most Liberians have begun to move on, the dozens of young men whose job it was to burn about 2,000 bodies face shunning for having taken part in the necessary cremations.

“People still mock at us,” Mr. Roberts said. “When they see us, they say ‘that’s Ebola burner them, oh.’ ”

The New York Times

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