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If a person dies of a contagious disease is the corpse contagious?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: It may be.

As a rare example many pathologists will refuse to do autopsies on someone who has died with a diagnosis of creutzfeld jacob (mad cow) disease.
There are other potentially dangerous illnesses in which the organism may survive the patient it has killed (anthrax, etc.).

In brief: It may be.

As a rare example many pathologists will refuse to do autopsies on someone who has died with a diagnosis of creutzfeld jacob (mad cow) disease.
There are other potentially dangerous illnesses in which the organism may survive the patient it has killed (anthrax, etc.).
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