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Is a Dead Body Dangerous?

If a body has not been contagious in life then it will not be contagious after death. Both the Centers for Disease control and the World Health Organization, after extensive research, have concluded that dead bodies do not pose a health risk to the living. In only rare circumstances might it be possible and even then a prolonged exchange of bodily fluids must occur.

As the Los Angeles Medical Examiner has stated, “Riding on an airplane or a public bus may be a public health risk, the presence of an un-embalmed body is not.”

Dead Bodies and Disease: the “Danger” That Doesn’t Exist


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