Guidance for Managing Solid Waste Contaminated with Category A Infectious Substance

Published: 09/18/2019

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in conjunction with multiple other Federal agencies, recently released new guidance, Managing Solid Waste Contaminated with Category A Infectious Substance.  According to the guidance, the United States’ experience with the 2014–2015 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak tested the nation’s capacity for managing solid waste contaminated with Ebola virus or other potentially highly infectious waste, classified as Category A infectious substa

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