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Handling Infectious Body

Any high risk infectious body received from the ward should be placed in sealed body bag and labeled as biohazard before being transported to the mortuary. All health personnel involved in the transportation of the body from the ward to the mortuary should wear appropriate personal protective clothing in accordance with the guidelines to prevent transmission of infection. 

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Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment is used in many places at risk like construction, manufacturing plants, and hospitals. The Department of Forensic Medicine is one of the area that require the compliance for personal protective equipment to protect employees from infection while performing autopsy.

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Diatom Analysis In Drowning Cases

There are two important questions that can be answered by using diatom analysis for drowning cases.Has this person died from drowning or was this person dead prior to ‘entering’ the water? Has this person drowned in the water source where the body was found?

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Differences Between Human Bones & Artefacts

Besides animal bones, artefacts is another common factor in causing confusion to the anthropologists in the identification of human bones. For example chinawares, synthetic polymers, glasses andwood like twigs or tree barnches can be deceiving and look almost similar to bones. Nevertheless, these artefacts can easily be singled out from actual bones by naked eye appearance as the surface textures and morphology are different from bone tissues.

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What Is Forensic Evidence?

Forensic evidence is item collected or information gathered through scientific for the use in legal proceedings. During investigation, forensic evidence gathered at the crime scene or during autopsy will be analysed in the laboratory and the result will be presented at the court. Every scene of crime is unique and each case has its own challenges. Death cases or complex crimes require collection, examination and analysis of a large number of evidence.

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