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elijah
elijah
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Here are some useful links about dealing with the dead after a disaster

The first group puts to bed the wide spread notion that dead bodies (of people who were healthy before death) are a source of contagious diseases, and why they are not: (Later edit: to clear up a misunderstanding, these articles refer to healthy people who have died, not to people who have died from disease – such bodies must be handled in a way to minimize the potential to spread the disease further).

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/4343222

http://afludiary.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/disasters-dead-bodies-and-epidemic.html

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-06/paho-and052504.php

 

This second group gives some information about how to dispose of dead bodies in a disaster situation:

http://www.unicef.org/cholera/Annexes/Supporting_Resources/Annex_9/WHO-tn8_disposal_dead_bodies_en.pdf

http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/hygiene/envsan/tn08/en/

http://www.who.int/hac/techguidance/management_of_dead_bodies.pdf

http://www.icrc.org/eng/assets/files/other/icrc_002_0880.pdf

 

Bugs Bunny: "I speak softly, but I carry a big stick."
Yosemite Sam: "Oh yeah? Well I speak LOUD! and I carry a BIGGER stick! and I use it, too!" BAM!