Histology Educational Series

Part 2: Coronavirus Histopathology Laboratory Precautions

In the short time since part 1 of this series “Coronavirus in Histology” was published, the COVID-19 virus has continued its spread around the globe. Currently, the entire country of Italy is on lock down. The BBC reports (1) that the Italian government has implemented emergency measures related to the coronavirus outbreak, which include a ban on public gatherings and a travel ban for all residents of the entire country. There are other ramifications occurring around the globe as well.

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Part 1: Coronavirus in the Histology Laboratory

An important and timely article was published online in the Journal of Histotechnology 01 March 2020. The article “Coronavirus disinfection in histopathology” by Anthony F Henwood (1) was referenced by Gayle Callis on the NSH Open Forum and has been granted open access. Everyone is urged to read the entire article. Herein is a review to provide the essential findings of the article.

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