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In Ebola Outbreak in Liberia, a Family’s Strength Can Be Its Fatal Flaw

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  • In Ebola Outbreak in Liberia, a Family’s Strength Can Be Its Fatal Flaw

    Well written article that I would recommend reading in full. Very sad.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/14/wo...atal-flaw.html

    NOV. 13, 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia — Days after Kaizer Dour died of Ebola at the edge of a mangrove swamp, strangers carried his rotting corpse in a dugout canoe for a secret burial. Out on an uninhabited, bush-covered island, far from the national basketball court where Kaizer won acclaim as one of Liberia’s most valuable players last season, the strangers fulfilled one of the most important duties of a Liberian family — burying the young man.

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    The burial, one of countless unlisted deaths in the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, was an anonymous end for a middle-class young man on the cusp of celebrity.

    Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/14/wo...atal-flaw.html
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