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Guidelines for Handling Infectious Waste Within the Context of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

April 16th, 2020 Posted In: Uncategorized

An infectious waste can be defined as waste suspected to contain pathogens e.g. laboratory cultures, waste from isolation wards, tissues (swabs), materials, or equipment that have been in contact with tubing, catheters, IGS toxins, live or attenuated vaccines, soiled plaster and other materials contaminated with blood, urine, sputum, faeces of infected patients.

Within the context of the above definition, all materials including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used for the purposes of treatment of COVID-19 that had been declared a global pandemic are considered an infectious waste.

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