Federal Guidelines Prevent Disposal of Ebola Waste

Dr Kent Brantley who was treated for Ebola at Emory.

Many hospitals may not be aware of the Federal guidelines that prevent waste disposal contractors removing any waste products that may be contaminated with Ebola. Experts fear this could cause huge problems should Ebola get to the United States.

Emory University Hospital in Atlanta treated both the US missionaries that were infected with Ebola. Stericycle, their contracted waste removal company refused to remove anything that had been in contact with the patients, citing Federal regulations.

With up to 40 bags of Ebola contaminated clinical waste a day being produced, staff at Emory had to use their own initiative to deal with the issue.

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