Crime scenes can often leave a horrible mess of blood and/or other bodily fluids that have to be dealt with. Proper cleanup and the use of universal precautions are crucial to avoid the spread of bloodborne pathogens.
Bloodborne pathogens can easily enter the body through a variety of ways including through simple cuts and abrasions as well as mucus membranes, needle sticks and bites and are easily transmitted. Any bodily fluid one comes in contact with in a death cleanup or suicide cleanup is potentially infectious. The most commonly transmitted bloodborne pathogens during a crime scene cleanup are Hepatitis B. Hepatitis C, and Human Immuno Deficiency (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. Hepatitis B and C can both cause serious damage to the liver.
The pathogens can remain infectious for up to a week on a dried surface so even an old death cleanup or suicide cleanup is potentially dangerous. Once dried some fluids may not be visible. Attempting to deal with the cleanup on your own could put your health at risk.
Expertise is critical in a situation like this. Don’t take the cleanup on yourself and put your health in harms way.
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If you need help with a crime scene cleanup, suicide cleanup or unattended death cleanup in Dallas TX, keep yourself safe and use a professional. Contact us at Dallas Crime Scene Cleanup to handle all cleanup needs.