Never Going to Dance Again: Madagascar Authorities Warn Not to Handle Corpses

When a deadly epidemic arrives, local traditions and rituals may do more harm than good.

Madagascar’s authorities have urged residents to abandon the Famadihana ritual, citing concerns about a plague outbreak. The ritual, among other things, stipulates that relatives must perform ritual dances with their exhumed relatives.

Source: Never Going to Dance Again: Madagascar Authorities Warn Not to Handle Corpses

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