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Embalming in COVID-Era

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 6)

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Page : 1648-1650

Keywords : Embalming; COVID; precautions;

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COVID-19 is a severe illness predominantly respiratory caused by SARS-COV19. Being a HG-3 (Human Grade -3) pathogen; specific precautions are must if the cadaveric dissection has to be continued. Embalming procedure is unavoidable in instances when a dead body has to be transported for last rites. Cadaveric dissection is irreplaceable without degrading the standard quality of education. Also; virtual dissection arrangement is too expensive and requires maintenance. Guidelines are important to be followed while deciding the suitability of the cadaver and even during and post embalming procedure. Following a COVID -19 appropriate behavior is important while accepting the body for embalming.

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