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Disposal refers to getting rid of infected corpses in a safe way that will not lead to other risks of infection.
Methods of DisposalEdit
Simply dumping a body out into the street may seem like an easy solution, but it's impractical in the end. Corpses, zombie or not, stink and breed disease when left out in the open. However, undoubtedly there will be dead bodies lying about in the streets anyway, and one or two more shouldn't be too much of a problem. So, if you must dump a body or two, do so far away from your base.
Burying bodies in a grave is a very logical thing to do. Not only does it show respect for the dead, it also puts the body and any pathogens it may be carrying out of harm's way. When burying bodies, the grave should be at least 4 to 6 feet deep, and the bodies should be placed in bags or wrappings of some kind, such as a plastic garbage bags. If possible, leave a tag of some sort to signify the person's name. Although mass graves are highly efficient, single graves are a good way to show respect for loved ones, or group members who may have died. Whether the graves are single or not, remember to mark them so that they're not accidentally dug up later by someone else. The main safety concern for burying bodies is that infected fluids may seep down into the ground into aquifers and wells, but a combination of proper location and good waterproof wrappings can help alleviate this.
Burning bodies is another efficient and simple way of disposing of them, but it has its drawbacks. First and foremost, the bodies must be soaked in gasoline or some other fuel, which can be put to better use elsewhere. Additionally, burning bodies attracts attention with smoke and the smell of burning flesh. In addition to these drawbacks, burning can be dangerous; some types of zombie viruses can be transferred into the smoke if the body is burned, though most perish in the intense heat. Avoid burning bodies unless there are no alternatives.
Burial At SeaEdit
On a ship or boat, burial at sea is sometimes the only option. Throwing bodies into the water should only be done if the body is uninfected. Failure to do so could result in the infection spreading through water, or the body washing up somewhere else. If a burial at sea is necessary, tie a weight around the body's ankles, so as to allow the body to sink.