Bio-One Of Chula Vista decontamination and biohazard cleaning services

Common Bloodborne Diseases & How We Can Help You Stay Safe

Common Bloodborne Diseases & How We Can Help You Stay Safe

Bio-One of Chula Vista's 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 the people from common bloodborne diseases. We will make sure to restore areas to their preincident condition.

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 occurs on a residential or commercial property, emergency staff usually removes bodies and anything related to a police investigation: a crime scene, homicide, or 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.

What are bloodborne pathogens and common bloodborne diseases? 

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 their safety and the welfare of anyone near these contaminated areas.

While there are many bloodborne diseases like malaria, syphilis, and 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, irritating it, 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.

The Hepatitis B virus is one of the most common bloodborne diseases; 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 diseases 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.

Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are common bloodborne diseases and can survive in blood residue for long periods. 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 immune system, but it can take years before symptoms actually develop and are noticeable. There is no cure for HIV/AIDS; without treatment, it’s fatal. 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.

How Bio-One can help you stay safe from these common bloodborne diseases

Blood and bodily fluids carry pathogens that may result in disease and infection outbreaks if not cleaned properly. Bio-One of Chula Vista is an expert in 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 on many surfaces, and it’s contagious, even after drying. Don’t expose your family or customers to these biohazards.

Bio-One restores residential and commercial businesses from crime and trauma situations with care and discretion.
Bio-One restores residential and commercial businesses from crime and trauma situations with care and discretion.

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