research product . 2020

Review: The safe handling of a corpse (suspected) with COVID-19

Dijkhuizen, L.G.M.; Gelderman, H.T.; Duijst, W.L.J.M.;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2020
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Introduction: Countries around the world are confronted with a rising count of patients that die from COVID-19. Up to this date, there is no scientific evidence that proves that a COVID-19 corpse is still infectious. Different guidelines are being followed worldwide on how to deal with a COVID-19 positive corpse. The aim of this review is to compare different guidelines and literature on best practice for handling a COVID-19 positive corpse.Results: The guidelines vary greatly in the use of PPE's and other safety measures especially during autopsy. There is great variation in the use of disinfectant and its concentration. Also recommended funeral services and co...
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free text keywords: after death, cause of death, corona, coronavirus, covid-19, death, forensic medicine, infectious, infectious disease, new coronavirus, post mortal, post-mortal, postmortem, sars-cov-2
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