While the CDC can’t seem to decide whether to blame a protocol breach for the spread of the Ebola virus to a nurse in Dallas, there’s another problem at hand: what to do with Ebola waste. Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, chairman of the public health committee for the Infections Disease Society of America, told FoxNews.com, “we have no solution on what to do with the huge amount of waste from the Ebola patients.”
CDC protocols call for possibly infected substances to be sealed in hazardous waste containers until they can be incinerated or chemically sterilized at a licensed facility. Louisiana’s attorney general, though, has said he’ll go to court to block the transportation of waste from Texas to a facility in Louisiana.
Something will have to be decided soon. Any ideas?