Cleaning up bodily fluids is dangerous
You may experience in your life a situation where you have to clean up blood or other bodily fluids from an accident in your home, business, or automobile. Blood and other bodily fluids can be extremely dangerous to clean and dispose of.
Examples of viruses that enter the bloodstream include:
- dengue virus.
- West Nile virus.
- Epstein-Barr virus.
- hepatitis B virus.
Blood is one of the most dangerous substances a person be exposed to. Whether you come in contact with blood in a public place or have witnessed an accident or crime scene, it’s very critical to use caution when you approach blood of any kind. On crime scenes, blood can be extremely dangerous to handle and should be cleaned up with the proper PPE. People carry viruses and extreme caution should be used when removing all blood and bodily fluids from crime scenes, suicides, accidents, trauma scenes, and unattended deaths.
Hospitals and HIV contaminated blood
Health professionals are not considered at high risk for HIV/AIDS infection, because they use the proper PPE (such as gloves, masks, and goggles) when dealing with blood or other body fluids.
- The chances of becoming infected after being stuck with a needle or cut with a sharp object that is contaminated with HIV-infected blood are about 1 out of 300.
- Sexually transmitted diseases can also be lowered when using condoms.
You can become infected with hepatitis C through blood
Other bodily fluids can also contain the virus HEP C, but blood contains the highest level. Just a small trace of blood can cause an infection in anyone.
At room temperature, it’s thought the virus may be able to survive outside the body in dried blood on surfaces for up to several weeks.
Please call us when dealing with the removal of blood and bodily fluids
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