Nothing to see here, CDC issues Ebola guidelines for U.S. funeral homes

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At the same time that the CDC held a televised press conference yesterday confirming that a Dallas man who contracted the Ebola virus during his travels was undergoing treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the CDC was dispatching guidelines to funeral homes reference handling the remains of deceased Ebola patients.

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If the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus is in West Africa, why are funeral homes in America being given guidelines?

The three-page list of recommendations include instructing funeral workers to wear protective equipment when dealing with the remains since Ebola can be transmitted in postmortem care. It also instructs to avoid autopsies and embalming….

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Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries (CDC)

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