The decontamination ritual, performed dozens of times a day here at the Ebola treatment unit run by Doctors Without Borders, resembles a slow dance.
Two European medical workers emerge from the high-infection zone and raise their arms, turning slowly in the rain of heavily chlorinated water directed by men with sprayers.
"Take off your mask. Wash your hands." A colleague supervises each of the workers, calling out more than 20 steps as the exhausted women slowly remove their lethally contaminated protective suits, masks, goggles, boots and two sets of gloves.
They wash their hands eight times during the process, starting with their gloves on. Their lives...