Infectious waste can be considered as a sub-category of Hazardous Waste and or Bio-medical Waste.
Infectious waste can be referred to as waste that may cause spread of infections or infectious agents. This waste may include some or all of the following:
- Waste that is contaminated with blood or other bodily fluids.
- Waste samples, cultures and or stocks from pathology and other laboratories.
- Waste from patients in isolation wards.
- Discarded masks, suits and other equipment used by doctors, nurses and or attendants while treating or attending to infected patients.