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Is it true that dried blood is infectious?

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Dr. Andreas Kogelnik
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Yes, dried blood can carry infectious viruses and other pathogens.
Universal precautions (gloves, handwashing) should always be used when handling blood of others (even dried).

In brief: Yes

Yes, dried blood can carry infectious viruses and other pathogens.
Universal precautions (gloves, handwashing) should always be used when handling blood of others (even dried).
Dr. Andreas Kogelnik
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