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American Journal of Infection Control
Vol. 48 (8), 2020, Pages 918-921

Medical waste management practice during the 2019-2020 novel coronavirus pandemic: Experience in a general hospital

Jie Peng MMa,1, Xunlian Wua,1, Rongli Wang MMa, CuiLi MMa, Qing Zhang BMa, Daiqing Wei MDa,b

Department of Nosocomial Infection Control, Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, Sichuan, China.


It is currently a critical period for the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the medical waste disposal could be an important way to control the source of infection, standardization, and strict implementation of the management of COVID-19 related medical waste should be with careful consideration to reduce the risk of epidemic within hospitals. This study illustrates the practice of medical waste disposal responding to the 2019-2020 novel coronavirus pandemic.

Keywords : Waste, COVID-19, Epidemic, Disposal.

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