Infectious Diseases

Updated 22 July 2019

WATCH: The body bag that saves lives

It's designed to help combat the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola outbreak – where bodies need to be sealed and buried as quickly as possible, to stop the spread of infection.

When somebody dies of Ebola, that's the moment they are most infectious. Bodies need to be sealed, and buried, as quickly as possible, to ensure there's no spread of infection. 

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