Remains of Four Dead Ebola victims Cremated in Lagos

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The remains of four Nigerians who have died of Ebola Virus have been cremated in line with WHO requirement for disposal of infected corpses. WHO has issued the the directives for such bodies to be cremated as a result of the nature of transmission from human to human and corpse handling.

A  health official at the Emergency Operation Centre, EOC, of the Mainland Hospital, Lagos, who pleaded anonymity confirmed the development, said the Lagos State Government in following strict guidelines for disposal of the bodies, authorised cremation of all the bodies. The decision to cremate all bodies was to ensure appropriate containment measures and guarantee proper handling of the bodies.

“All the bodies of those who died of Ebola from this centre have been cremated. None was allowed to undergo traditional burial because extreme care is being taken to prevent further infections,” the official said.


David King

David King

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  1. Ok….good the corpses of the deceased (may their souls rest in peace and may God comfort their families and friends) ebola virus infected persons are cremated but what happens to the ashes? Will it be scattered at sea for fishes to consume? Will it be buried thereby serving as manure for plants or be blown into the atmosphere to be inhaled? If all these are done, are we safe? Is there any experiment proving that the ashes is totally…120% free of the deadly ebola virus?

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