Obama to Africans: Don’t Touch Ebola Corpses

‘You can respect your traditions and honor your loved ones without risking the lives of the living. Stopping this disease won’t be easy, but we know how to do it’

Obama to Africans: Don’t touch Ebola corpses (The Hill)

President Obama urged West Africans in areas affected by the Ebola virus not to touch the corpses of loved ones who had succumbed to the deadly disease in a public service announcement  released by the State Department on Tuesday.

"When burying someone who has died from this terrible disease, it's important to not directly touch their body," Obama says. "You can respect your traditions and honor your loved ones without risking the lives of the living."

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