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DiseaseInfectious Disease Overview – CDC
InfectionInfection Control Readings
Jewish AIDS: A Jewish Perspective – from 1998 – “…our duty to alleviate illness, pain, and suffering….”
TaharaTahara and AIDS
TaharaTohorah for those who Died of AIDS
Spreading…the funeral of a healer in Guinea. More than a dozen of the mourners contracted the disease there, probably by washing or touching the body, 
SpreadingSierra Leone: a traditional healer and a funeral
Cultural PracticesBurial and Funeral Practices
Fighting EbolaThree nurses who volunteered to help fight the virus in Liberia and Sierra Leone, the worst-affected countries, describe the daily horror
Fighting EbolaEbola doctors at breaking point – a major wave of infections is about to wash everything away
Fighting EbolaEbola: ‘In decades of humanitarian work, I’ve never seen such suffering’ – like something out of a horror movie
ProtectionDemonstration of some of the aspects of a proper donning PPE and decontamination for healthcare, after caring for a known or suspected patient with Ebola.
InformationCenter for Disease Control and Prevention
InformationAmerican Nurses Association
BurialBurial Boys of Ebola
HandlingGuidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries
BurialNew WHO safe and dignified burial protocol – key to reducing Ebola transmission
BurialHow to conduct safe and dignified burial of a patient who has died from suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease
Q and AEbola Questions and Answers
IsolationIsolated nurse slams Chris Christie’s Ebola quarantine policy
Body BagsBody Bags – Experience in dealing with mass casualty disasters has taught … that zippered bags can leak…If they did work, why would they tell you (to use) two
Body BagsBioseal – Video Demo 
Body BagsBioSeal TC (Total Containment) Body Bag
Sealer Caskets“There’s really not an airtight casket,” said Cavender, who has been in the funeral business for 28 years. “The sealer caskets that they sell are not a guaranteed-type of sealing issue. It’s not completely airtight because you have to have a way to open them up and so forth. It’s not like it’s vacuum-sealed.”