Exclusive: U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste

October 2, 2014 4:05 AM

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Exclusive: U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is days away from settling the critical question of how hospitals should handle and dispose of medical waste from Ebola patients, a government official said on Wednesday.

Experts have warned that conflicting U.S. regulations over how such waste should be transported could make it very difficult for U.S. hospitals to safely care for patients with Ebola, a messy disease that causes diarrhea, vomiting and in some cases, bleeding from the eyes and ears.

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