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Ebola: advice for funeral industry, coroner’s offices and pathology departments

Guidance and advice for the funeral industry and coroner’s offices on handling the remains of Ebola-infected people and their possessions.

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Ebola: information for the funeral industry, coroners' offices and pathology departments

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This document contains advice and guidance for staff working in the funeral industry, coroner’s offices and pathology departments on Ebola virus disease (EVD), including:

  • transmission
  • national guidance on handling the remains of Ebola-infected people and their possessions
  • risk from infected human remains
  • clinical risk assessment
  • post-mortem examination
  • disposal of the remains of those suspected to have died from (or with) Ebola
  • embalming or hygienic preparation
  • viewing of the deceased and funeral arrangements
Published 24 December 2014
Last updated 13 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance.
  2. First published.