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 Ask A Mortician

Ask A Mortician

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Managing Corpses After a Natural Disaster

The living are the priority after a natural disaster, but what is done to safeguard and identify the dead? Thank you Patron deathlings! Co-Op Funeral Home in Seattle: MY BOOK IS HERE (hardcover, ebook, or audiobook): Pre-Order in the UK: WHERE ELSE YOU CAN FIND ME Website: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: CREDITS Mortician: Caitlin Doughty Writing & Research: Louise Hung (@LouiseHung1) Editor & Graphics: Landis Blair (@landisblair) READ MORE “World Health Organization — Management of dead bodies: Frequently asked questions” “WHO — Risks posed by dead bodies after disasters” Canadian Journal of Infections Diseases and Medical Microbiology, “Natural disasters, corpses and the risk of infectious diseases” Management of Dead Bodies After Disasters: A Field Manual for First Responders, Second Edition “Puerto Rico Is Burning Its Dead, And We May Never Know How Many People The Hurricane Really Killed”