By early July 2015, more than 1,400 people had been buried at Disco Hill Cemetery outside Liberia's capitol city, Monrovia. Established on Christmas Eve, 2014, the cemetery provides a place for "safe" burials to be performed daily. Everyone interred there is buried as if they had been infected with the Ebola virus, regardless of the cause of death. Bodies are sealed in plastic bags and handled only by burial teams dressed in full protective gear. The precautions are designed to prevent another outbreak.
Burial team member Samuel Powell dresses in full protective gear before helping to bury a body at Disco Hill Cemetery.
Goggles hang from the roof of a tent used for dressing in protective gear at Liberia's Disco Hill Cemetery.
Disco Hill Cemetery worker Joseph Brown (left) bails water out of an empty grave prior to a burial.
Disco Hill Cemetery workers unload a body from the back of a pickup truck prior to burial.
Jeremiah Eshun, 13, peers out of a window from inside a classroom at the Nathaniel Varney Massaquoi Elementary and Junior High School in the West Point Township of Monrovia, Liberia on Friday, May 8, 2015. Now decontaminated, the school's classrooms housed dead and dying patients during the Ebola crisis.
Hundreds of children, led by the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Brigade Band, march toward the Nathaniel Varney Massaquoi Elementary and Junior High School in the West Point Township of Monrovia, Liberia on Friday, May 8, 2015. The recently renovated school, which had been used as an Ebola holding center, was reopened as a school during a special ceremony.
Washington T. Korkor (center) leads the student choir in song during a reopening ceremony at Nathaniel Varney Massaquoi Elementary and Junior High School in the West Point Township of Monrovia, Liberia on Friday, May 8, 2015. Classes were scheduled to resume the following Monday at the newly renovated school, which had been used as an Ebola holding center.
Benedict Sannoh, Liberia's Minister of Justice (right), argues with protesting health care workers on Wednesday, July 1 outside the Ministry of Health in Congo Town, Liberia. The workers claim that the government has not paid them a promised risk benefit bonus for the hazards of working in Ebola treatment facilities.
A Liberia National Police officer dressed in riot gear holds his helmet and shield following a large student demonstration in Monrovia. The officer, who refused to give his name, said he wore latex gloves in light of the recent return of Ebola cases in the country.
Men attempt to hang an Ebola education banner on Wednesday, July 1 outside the Unification Town Clinic in Margibi County, Liberia. Twelve of the clinic's employees were being quarantined after they had contact with Abraham Memaigar, a young man whose corpse tested positive for Ebola.
Liberian Red Cross workers deliver food aid on Tuesday, June 30 to the home of James S. Memaigar (left), the father of 17-year-old Abraham Memaigar, whose corpse tested positive for Ebola in Liberia two days earlier. Memaigar's family was quarantined in their home.
Beatrice Richard holds up one of the few photos she has of her son, Abraham Memaigar (pictured at right), taken when he was nine years old. Memaigar died two days before in the Liberian community called "Smell No Taste" and his remains tested positive for Ebola.
Burial team members don protective gear on Tuesday, June 30 before entering a cemetery in the Liberian community known as "Smell No Taste" to exhume the body of 17-year-old Abraham Memaigar, whose corpse tested positive for Ebola two days earlier. Officials said they exhumed the body to extract a blood sample for further testing.
A burial team member stands with a shovel at the entrance to a cemetery in the Liberian community known as Smell No Taste on Tuesday, June 30. The team entered the cemetery to exhume the body of 17-year-old Abraham Memaigar, whose corpse tested positive for Ebola.
Quarantined health workers pass the time on Wednesday, July 1 at the Unification Town Clinic in Margibi County, Liberia. Twelve of the clinic's employees will remain there for 21 days for observation because they had contact with Abraham Memaigar, a young man whose corpse tested positive for Ebola.
The Margibi County, Liberia home where Mary Duo and her family were being quarantined. Mary's 9-year-old grandson, Moses, tested positive for Ebola and was taken to an Ebola Treatment Unit on Wednesday, July 1.
Liberia: After the Outbreak
I was living in Liberia when the country was declared officially "Ebola free" on May 9, 2015, and I was still there on June 29, when it was confirmed that there had been a new case of the deadly virus. The images in this collection reflect what I saw as the country attempted to recover and prevent another widespread outbreak in the wake of an epidemic that has killed more than 4,800 people in the country since early 2014.