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Medics Burn Waste at Ebola Treatment Center in Guinea

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Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff incinerate waste material at the organization's Ebola treatment center in Conakry, Guinea, Oct. 9, 2014.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff incinerate waste material at the organization's Ebola treatment center in Conakry, Guinea, Oct. 9, 2014. Julien Rey / Courtesy MSF

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Doctors Without Borders staff wearing protective suits burn waste at the organization's Ebola treatment center in Conakry, Guinea, on Thursday. Waste material is incinerated every night to prevent infection, since no object that cannot be chlorinated is allowed to leave the medical facility's high risk zone.

Conakry, the first major city to be affected by the Ebola outbreak, is currently seeing a massive spike in cases. Doctors Without Borders says it is now caring for more than 120 patients in its two facilities in Guinea.

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