What Are the Dangers of Bloodborne Pathogens?

What Are the Dangers of Bloodborne Pathogens?

What Are the Dangers of Bloodborne Pathogens?

The average human body holds between 1.2 and 1.5 gallons of blood. Homeless encampments, hospitals, and crime scenes often get covered in this blood due to a high prevalence of traumatic events.

Any type of scene containing bloodshed holds potential for serious health risks. Keep reading to learn what makes bloodborne pathogens dangerous.

What Are Bloodborne Pathogens?

This term refers to disease-causing organisms that spread through the blood. These germs infect human blood and other fluids. They also create a wide range of adverse effects on other body structures.

Bloodbourne pathogens tend to spread from the infected bodily fluid into an open wound on an uninfected host. Common pathogens dealt with in America include HIV/AIDS, HBV, and HCV, but many more exist. 

What makes these germs a serious biohazard? 

Invisibility

While large dangers may appear terrifying, we can see them coming and attempt to protect ourselves from them. But microscopic pathogens can attack us without our knowledge.

We cannot see them with the naked eye. Only when we fall ill, do we know they even exist in our vicinity.

This makes prompt and thorough blood cleanup crucial. Removing the blood and following decontamination procedures make sure that you get rid of the dangers you cannot even see.

Highly Virulent

Whether an area requires a suicide cleanup or a feces cleanup, diseases can spread quickly. Anybody who comes into contact with these biohazards can get infected.

One scene can infect multiple people, especially when dealing with a homeless encampment cleanup where a lot of people come in and out. One sick person can infect many people, even before symptoms start.

Lack of Protection

Professional site cleaners and people from medical waste transport wear protective gear that prevents them from getting infected. But, the general population does not walk around gloved and covered. They have no real way to protect themselves from most bloodborne pathogens if they come into contact with them.

We cannot currently get vaccinated against contracting viruses like HIV. So contaminated areas put us at high risk.

Potentially Deadly

Bloodbourne pathogens tend to hijack the body's working cells for their own purposes. This means that the infected person falls seriously ill.

In fact, many pathogens go on to kill their hosts without treatment. This makes cleaning up blood spills, gross filth cleanup, and Covid disinfection imperative for public safety.

Bloodborne Pathogen Tips

If you know about a dangerous scene, call professionals for rodent dropping cleanup, virus disinfection, or blood spill cleanup right away. Completely close down the entire scene until it gets taken care of.

Keep animals out as well, as rodents and other creatures may be able to spread certain diseases to humans as well. Do not attempt to clean up any types of biohazards yourself. 

Protect the Public From Bloodborne Pathogens

If you own a home, business, or other space that somehow gets covered in biohazardous material, it is your responsibility to get it cleaned up promptly. Protect yourself and the public from the potential spread of disease.

We specialize in cleaning up waste that can spread bloodborne pathogens. Contact us to request a service.

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