Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
In medical school, we dissect cadavers. If one touches any part of the cadaver (i.e. contacts my skin, not just latex glove), are there any implications as far as wudu or ghusl?
Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,
Touching the dead doesn’t affect one’s state of ritual purity. However, if any filth (such as blood or pus) from the dead get on one’s skin, one washes it away like any other filth.
It is also recommended to perform wudu after washing the dead. [Hindiyya quoting Qadikhan]
And Allah alone gives success.