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Funeral change urged to fight Ebola
Changing traditional funeral practices is the single most important step that can be taken to curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa, a study has shown.
African funeral rites are 'superspreaders' of Ebola: study
Traditional funeral rites in West Africa that include kissing and touching a dead body are "superspreaders" of Ebola and must be halted, researchers said Thursday. If not, Liberia can expect 224 new cases per day by the beginning of December, and 348 new Ebola infections per day by the end of December, according to the study in the journal Science. "To stem Ebola transmission in Liberia, it is ...
Funeral museum rises again in death-fixated Vienna
Vienna's unashamedly morbid Funeral Museum re-opened this month in new premises at the Zentralfriedhof, the second-largest cemetery in Europe by surface area.
Soccer-Belgian club allows Meyiwa's team mate to attend funeral
(updates with new developments) * Belgian club allows player to go home for funeral * Meyiwa funeral moved to bigger venue * All weekend football cancelled in South Africa By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Belgian club Oostende has allowed South Africa international midfielder Andile Jali to fly home to attend the weekend funeral of national soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa, who was ...
Vroom Vroom! Virginia funeral home owner introduces motorcycle hearse
The custom built Harley Davison hearse has proven to be a hit in the local community.
Lawmaker wants funeral, burial prices regulated
Rep. Terry Ridon of party-list group Kabataan wants Congress to regulate the “excessive” prices of funeral and burial services in the country. He said there are “abusive practices” in the funeral industry that have to be looked into, including a reported practice in Zamboanga City, where some funeral parlor operators claim dead bodies from local hospitals, embalm them without consent from the ...