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The State of Mississippi Definition of Medical Waste:
Infectious Medical Waste includes solid or liquid wastes, which may contain pathogens with sufficient virulence and quantity such that exposure to the waste by a susceptible host has been proven to result in an infectious disease. The following wastes are considered to be infectious medical waste:
- Wastes resulting from the care of patients and animals who have Class I and /or Class II diseases that are transmitted by blood and body fluid.
- Cultures and stocks of agents; including specimen cultures collected from medical and pathological labs, cultures and stocks of infectious agents from research and industrial labs, wastes from the production of biologicals, discarded live and attenuated vaccines, culture dishes and devices used to transfer, inoculate, and mix cultures.
- Blood and blood products such as serum, plasma, and other blood components.
- Pathological wastes, such as tissues, organs, body parts, and body fluids that are removed during surgery and autopsy.
- Contaminated carcasses, body parts, and bedding of animals that were exposed to pathogens in medical research.
- All discarded sharps which have come into contact with infectious agents.
- Other wastes determined infectious by the generator or so classified by the Mississippi Department of Health.