Disposition of Remains:
- "Remains should be cremated or buried promptly in a hermetically sealed casket.
- Once the bagged body is placed in the sealed casket, no additional cleaning is needed unless leakage has occurred.
- No PPE is needed when handling the cremated remains or the hermetically sealed closed casket."
The concerning thing about CDC's decision is that a readily field improvised bio-weapon will only be a few feet of dirt away from an aspiring terrorist. Moreover, since the CDC is also not requiring a clear chain of supervised security for the infected dead body, a slightly more enterprising terrorist could readily intercept the Ebola infected bodily fluids even prior to burial.
Edited to add Analysis:The only way this set of handling requirements for Ebola infected bodies makes sense is if
the CDC expects such a high body count the protecting access to them is pointless
Guidance for Safe Handling of Human Remains of Ebola Patients in U. S. Hospitals and Mortuaries