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(NAR) VOL. 1 NO.1 / JANUARY - MARCH 1990

[ DOH CIRCULAR NO. 1, September 22, 1947 ]


For the information and guidance of all concerned, the following regulations covering the admission of cadavers into the Philippines are hereby announced:

1.       All cadavers intended for landing at Philippine Ports should be accompanied by either a death certificate, a photostatic copy of the death certificate, or a sworn statement by a qualified person as to the cause of death;

2.       Such cadavers should be properly embalmed and placed in a sealed casket that is leak and odor proof;

3.       The body of a person who died of cholera or of smallpox shall not be allowed to pass through quarantine until one year has elapsed since death; and

4.       The body of a person who died of typhus or plague may be permitted to pass through quarantine if free from vermin.  An authentic certificate that such corpse was disinsecticized must accompany the body.

Failure in the observance of the foregoing regulations shall cause the cadaver not to be landed at any Philippine port.

Adopted: 22 Sept. 1947

Director of Quarantine

Effective: 22 September 1947


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