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Doctor insights on: Blood Borne Pathogens

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What diseases are blood borne pathogens?

What diseases are blood borne pathogens?

See below: Hiv, hepatitis b, hepatitis c are the major ones in the U.S. Hepatitis e is also one but uncommon in this country. ...Read more

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What are common blood borne pathogen?

What are common blood borne pathogen?

See below: Hiv, hepatitis b, hepatitis c are the major ones in the U.S. Hepatitis e is also one but uncommon in this country. ...Read more

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washing not mine, dried blood off object why lowrisk for blood borne pathogens with paper towel dish soap and water ? Washed hands after with soap

washing not mine, dried blood off object why lowrisk for blood borne pathogens with paper towel dish soap and water ? Washed hands after with soap

Low risk: Low risk, unless you have an open wound and blood from someone with a known blood-borne pathogen. The risk is still less than being injected with that blood. ...Read more

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Can a blood born pathogen be detected by a pinprick?

Can a blood born pathogen be detected by a pinprick?

May be, may be not.: Many times it takes a lot of blood to culture blood born pathogen. However, you can detect some antigen with pin prick. So it is hard to determine. Some does, some does not. ...Read more

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So if the person dried blood that I cleaned had a blood Bourne pathogen should I worry that I might have that pathogen or I really shouldn't?

So if the person dried blood that I cleaned had a blood Bourne pathogen should I worry that I might have that pathogen or I really shouldn't?

That's tricky.: Lots of variables: what personal protective gear were you wearing? Gloves, face mask, gown? Is the disease communicable by air droplets as well? Did you have any breaks in your skin? Are you properly immunized? (ex Hep B). What exactly did you do to clean it? The rule is "universal precautions." Presume it is infectious, but know the right biohazard level. Not everything is as labile as Ebola. ...Read more

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How long do blood Bourne pathogens last outside the body? And why so long on dried blood

How long do blood Bourne pathogens last outside the body? And why so long on dried blood

Depends...: Totally depends on the pathogen. Encapsulated viruses generally last longer than enveloped viruses, and bacteria like Staph aureus (MRSA) lasts seemingly forever. Practice "universal precautions" always and if you think you have experienced an unprotected exposure seek help immediately. Testing usually can be obtained from that patient to determine whether or not a virus was present. ...Read more

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The first line of white blood cell defense against pathogens are the nk cells?

The first line of white blood cell defense against pathogens are the nk cells?

NK cells act fast: Nk cells are lymphocytes. Other lymphocytes require some level of processing of antigens before they act. Nks do not have this requirement. Therefore, they can recognize abnormal cells (infect cells or malignant cells) earlier than the other blood cells of the immune system. They are not as powerful as the other cells of the immune system, but are faster. ...Read more

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Inadvertently/Experimentally if like all the Pathogens known were injected into the spine. Are they detectable in blood or just spinal fluid?% please

Inadvertently/Experimentally if like all the Pathogens known were injected into the spine. Are they detectable in blood or just spinal fluid?% please

Fantasy question: Homework, right? There's an anatomical barrier that prevents the microbes that produce meningitis (which is what you're talking about, I think) from getting into the blood (sepsis). The meningococcus seems to cross this barrier with ease. Most others don't (for example, a person may have CSF dripping with cryptococcus but none in the blood). ...Read more