Hepatitis B is a form of liver inflammation caused by a virus that starts out as an acute infection and that can lead to chronic illness. It is one of the biohazards that can be present in blood at crime scenes, which is why having a trained, professional cleaning company handle the removal of waste at such a scene is essential. When you try to clean up a crime scene in Orlando on your own, you risk exposing yourself to dangerous pathogens and may fail to completely sanitize the area, which leaves your family at risk. Hepatitis B exposure can happen in many different ways, including the following types of exposure.
Hepatitis B can be transmitted via the blood of an infected person. If you come into direct contact with the infected blood, then you could contract hepatitis B. At a crime scene, improper cleaning techniques could leave you exposed to hepatitis B via the blood of the injured person. Crime scene cleanup professionals are trained to handle blood and other bodily fluids safely and to dispose of them properly so that they are not a risk to the public.
Having sex with a person who has hepatitis B can expose you to the virus. Hepatitis B is between 50 and 100 times more infectious than HIV , and about two-thirds of the cases of hepatitis B are the result of sexual contact. The virus can be present in both semen and vaginal fluids. You can reduce the risk of spreading or contracting the virus by using a condom.
Sharing needles with an infected person can also expose you to hepatitis B. This can include drug paraphernalia as well as medical injection devices and blood glucose testing equipment for people with diabetes. In the healthcare profession, getting stuck with a used needle could lead to you contracting the disease.