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No health risk from Haiti dead bodies

Bodies piling up in Haiti pose a negligible infection risk to the public and don't need to be instantly buried or disinfected, the World Health Organization said on Monday in a report on the earthquake (PDF). Instead, relief workers should focus on treating the living.

"It is important to convey to all parties that corpses do not represent a public health threat. When death is due to the initial impact of the event and not because of disease, dead bodies have not been associated with outbreaks."

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