Body of Leipzig Ebola victim burnt overnight
DPA/The Local · 15 Oct 2014, 09:32
Published: 15 Oct 2014 09:32 GMT+02:00
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The 56-year-old health worker from Sudan caught the highly infectious disease while working for the UN in Liberia.
His body was cremated hours later, a city government spokesman said. The body was previously disinfected and placed in a specially prepared coffin.
The Sudanese man was a Muslim and Islam forbids cremation, but health authorities decided this was the safest way of disposing of his body.
Leipzig was the third German city to receive an Ebola patient flown in from Africa.