Coronavirus deaths ‘need new autopsy technique'

People normally think of healthcare workers are those on the frontline, but as it turns out workers who are involved post-mortem are also at risk. To minimize exposure, Brazil is using minimally invasive autopsy techniques in order to protect their workers. In short: the bodies are wrapped in a protective plastic in which workers can use ultrasounds to locate organs and use needles to sample tissue. Researchers at the Hospital das Clínicas at the University São Paulo School of Medicine started developing the autopsy technique six years ago after Ebola, so it came in handy with the latest pandemic.

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