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The Deadly Corpse Myth

Authorities in China and Myanmar are concerned that the bodies of victims of natural disasters could cause epidemics among survivors. But public health officials say the likelihood that dead bodies imperil the lives of survivors is remote. Alex Chadwick talks with Dr. Oliver Morgan, an epidemiologist who has studied the links between death and infection.

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