To battle Ebola, churches and mosques fight superstition, alter rituals

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Robert Hounon, a Voodoo priest from Benin in West Africa demonstrates a ritual while in Mombasa, Kenya. Religion News Service photo by Fredrick Nzwili​

Robert Hounon, a Voodoo priest from Benin in West Africa demonstrates a ritual while in Mombasa, Kenya. Religion News Service photo by Fredrick Nzwili​

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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Traditional healers or herbalists outnumber biomedical workers in rural areas of Africa. These healers use ritual and herbal remedies to treat Ebola in areas where suspicion of modern medicine persists.