Obama encourages West Africans to take care when handling living or dead infected with Ebola

  • by: DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 2, 2014 - 3:55 PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease. He also discouraged the traditional burial practice of directly touching the body of someone who died of Ebola, which is one way the disease has been spreading in the region.

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