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Table 1 Unsafe practices and proposed alternative practices

From: Use of a community-led prevention strategy to enhance behavioral changes towards Ebola virus disease prevention: a qualitative case study in Western Côte d’Ivoire

EXAMPLES OF UNSAFE PRACTICES FORBIDDEN BY GOVERNMENT’S AUTHORITIES EXAMPLES OF ALTERNATIVE PRACTICES
Consumption of bushmeat Consumption of fish and livestock or poultry (chicken, beef, mutton, goatmeat...)
Handshaking and hugging as a greeting Raising arms as a greeting
Infrequent hand washing Regular handwashing with water and soap or ash
Unsafe dead body management, including direct contact with biological liquids by multiple people close to the deceased Inform the head of the health area, use chlorinated water during funeral baths Wear household gloves when touching the dead body Reduce the number of people in contact with the body
Use of the clothing of the deceased, including that worn during illness Abstaining from wearing the clothing of the deceased
Having contact with newcomers coming from an Ebola-affected country Inform the head of the health area of any strangers coming from an Ebola-affected country