Exposure to blood and bodily fluids may result in dangerous diseases. Many people are constantly exposed to these biohazards, especially emergency responders and medical personnel. It’s important to avoid cleaning these fluids if you don’t have the proper knowledge or expertise, as it can lead to viruses and disease spreading.
When a traumatic event takes place on a residential or commercial property, there’s usually an emergency staff that takes care of removing bodies and anything related to a police investigation: a crime scene, homicide, undiscovered death… these situations require assistance from police enforcement and medical staff. After they leave the scene, thorough cleanups and disinfections must be conducted to restore areas from all biohazards resulting from blood and other bodily fluids.
Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists are trained to approach these situations with deep care and compassion. Following a tragedy or traumatic life event, cleaning and disinfecting properties from biohazards is crucial to guarantee the safety and health of the victim’s families and people involved. We will make sure to restore areas to their preincident condition.
What are bloodborne pathogens?
Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms present in human blood and other bodily fluids that may carry diseases and infections. These microorganisms are present in sharp objects such as needles and other medical equipment. Emergency responders, medical personnel, and other healthcare workers are more exposed to these pathogens, and healthcare workers follow strict protocols to ensure not only their safety but the welfare of anyone near these contaminated areas.
While there are many bloodborne diseases like malaria, syphilis, brucellosis, the CDC and NIOSH list three main infectious diseases as a concern for healthcare workers: Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
-Hepatitis B (HBV) - It’s a dangerous virus that affects the liver and the primary source of exposure is via blood. Hepatitis B affects the liver, causing irritation and it can develop into more serious conditions like cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis symptoms are similar to flu-like symptoms (fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea). As the infection develops, people may develop jaundice, but other symptoms may not be noticeable within the first months.
If your house or business property has been impacted by a traumatic event involving blood, let Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists take care of it. Hepatitis B virus is persistent, it can survive on dry blood for up to seven days. Our specialists will make sure to restore areas and surfaces impacted by blood, discarding any household items that may be infected.
-Hepatitis C (HCV) - Hepatitis C also affects the liver, and the infected persons can transmit other chronic liver disease and other HCV-related diseases. HCV symptoms variate, some people don’t show them unless they are more affected by it. Common symptoms include jaundice, dark urine, and flu-like symptoms. More affected people may experience severe fatigue and chronic liver disease. For more detailed information about Hepatitis B and C, you can read CCD’s Hepatitis articles by clicking here.
Just like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C is persistent and can survive in blood residue for long periods of time. If your house or property has come across blood and other bodily fluids residue, Bio-One of Chula Vista specialists can help you restore and disinfect areas from bloodborne pathogens.
-Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - HIV causes AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. HIV affects the human’s immune system, but it can take years before symptoms actually develop and are noticeable. There is no cure for HIV/AIDS, and without treatment, it’s a fatal disease. While the virus is not as persistent as Hepatitis in terms of surviving in dried blood, emergency responders and personnel are constantly exposed to the disease via blood and bodily fluids. Having no cure, all precautions must be taken to avoid bloodborne diseases.
Bio-One of Chula Vista can help you
Blood and bodily fluids carry pathogens that may result in disease and infection outbreaks if not cleaned properly. Bio-One of Chula Vista are specialists when it comes to professional disinfection, decontamination, and sanitation. We follow rigorous procedures and use professional, EPA-approved chemicals to restore properties to their pre-incident conditions, especially if they have been impacted by blood and other fluids. Blood residue can linger in many surfaces, and it’s contagious, even after dried. Don’t expoose your family or customers to these biohazards.
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