Does one need to wash hands after touching a gentile corpse just as after a Jewish one?
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Rambam Hilchos Tumas Mais 1:15 says that one becomes Tamei when handling a non Jewish corpse. The only difference is that a non Jewish corpse does not make one Tamei in the same building.
Nitei Gavriel in the name of the Elya Raba says this is done to remove Tumah.