Some people would rather die of Ebola than stop hugging sick loved ones

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Nairobi, Kenya

A woman grieves as Ebola burial team members arrive to take away the body of a loved one. (John Moore, AFP/Getty Images)
A woman grieves as Ebola burial team members arrive to take away the body of a loved one.
(John Moore, AFP/Getty Images)

Medical workers in Monrovia have noticed an unsettling disconnect: while evidence points to the accelerating spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, the number of bodies being collected is dwindling.

Every day the corpses of people who’ve died from the hemorrhagic disease are collected from treatment centers and hospitals around the Liberian capital. They are stored at the morgue, then taken to a crematorium for burning in the evening.

But the number of bodies being collected from beyond the medical facilities — of those who died at home — is falling.

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