Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief
Department for Health Action in Crisis
Washington, D.C., 2004
Also published in Spanish (2004 with the title:
Manejo de cadáveres en situaciones de desastre (ISBN 92 75 32529 4)
PAHO Cataloguing in Publication
Pan American Health Organization
Management of Dead Bodies in Disaster Situations
Washington, D.C: PAHO, © 2004.
190p, -- (Disaster Manuals and Guidelines on Disasters Series, N° 5)
ISBN 92 75 12529 5 I.
Title II. Series
1. DEAD BODY
2. NATURAL DISASTER
3. DISASTER EMERGENCIES
4. DISASTER EPIDEMIOLOGY
© Pan American Health Organization, 2004
A publication of the Area on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in collaboration with the Department Health Action in Crises of the World Health Organization (WHO).
The views expressed, the recommendations made, and the terms employed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the current criteria or policies of PAHO/WHO or of its Member States.
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