Understanding Pathogens: Bloodborne Pathogens

Understanding Pathogens: Bloodborne Pathogens

Exposure to an area that has been affected by a blood spill can be a dangerous situation. Contact with a blood spill can lead to exposure to many diseases including HIV, Hepatitis B and C where the risk of contracting these is high if the appropriate safety precaution and remediation procedures aren’t adhered to. In severe cases including death, suicide and trauma, blood, bodily fluids and odour with permeate floors, curtains, carpets and into house ductwork.


Dangers Of Blood-Borne Pathogens

Blood-borne pathogens are infectious microorganisms present in blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, Hepatitis B), Hepatitis C, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. Anyone exposed to blood-borne pathogens are at risk for serious or life-threatening illnesses.

However, blood isn’t the only concern you should have to avoid blood-borne pathogens. HIV and HBV may be found not only in human blood, but also in other potentially infectious materials including the following body fluids:

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    Exposure to an area that has been affected by a blood spill can be a dangerous situation

    Blood products (such as plasma or serum)

  • Semen
  • Vaginal secretions
  • Cerebrospinal fluid
  • Pleural fluid (or lung fluid)
  • Synovial fluid (or fluid from your joints)
  • Amniotic fluid (or uterine fluid)
  • Peritoneal fluid (or fluid that fills your body cavity)
  • Saliva in dental settings
  • Any body fluid that is visibly contaminated with blood
  • Any body fluid that you can’t tell what it is


Expert Blood Clean Ups in Melbourne

Melbourne Forensic Cleaning technicians understand that this could be a difficult time for clients and handle every situation with care, tact and compassion, to ensure the job is done, with no hassle for the clients. Whether you require a Self-Harm and Blood Cleanup of a home, business or vehicle, Melbourne Forensic Cleaning has trained and experienced technicians available to successfully remediate any scenario. Combining a wealth of knowledge and training coupled with tried and tested specialised procedures, Melbourne Forensic Cleaning guarantees a completely sanitised and remediated space. If you’re faced with the overwhelming task of cleaning up a Blood or Trauma Scene, our professional and friendly staff are here to help.

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