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Latest Information: Post-mortem Ebola Guidance

Updated: November 25, 2014

Funeral homes routinely care for individuals who die from contagious diseases and are well-trained to handle these situations using universal precautions that protect the health and safety of staff and the community at-large. Given the serious nature of Ebola, NFDA knows that you are acutely aware of the importance of taking every known precaution – in accordance with the guidance that has been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – should you be asked to take an individual who died from an Ebola infection into your care. NFDA has compiled a variety of resources to help you be as safe as possible when handling the bodies of people who have died from an Ebola infection.




OSHA created an Ebola webpage that provides information about the disease and how to protect workers. It includes sections on the disease itself, hazard recognition, medical information, standards for protecting workers, control prevention and additional resources. This page was created for healthcare workers and mortuary and deathcare workers, along with other occupations. It also contains links to the CDC and the NIOSH web pages on Ebola. Click the following link to visit OSHA's Ebola webpage: 

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