I'm looking for information on this. I am concerned that my non vax family is at risk. Also, what about exposure from food preparation?
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5/17/08 at 9:55am
|Blood in Pool Water
Germs (e.g., Hepatitis B virus or HIV) found in blood are spread when infected blood or certain body fluids get into the body and bloodstream (e.g., by sharing needles and by sexual contact). CDC is not aware of any of these germs being transmitted to swimmers from a blood spill in a pool.
Q: Does chlorine kill the germs in blood?
A: Yes. These germs do not survive long when diluted into properly chlorinated pool water.
|What should be used to remove HBV from environmental surfaces?
Any blood spills — including dried blood, which can still be infectious — should be cleaned using 1:10 dilution of one part household bleach to 10 parts of water for disinfecting the area.
Hep A is a mild disease, especially in children. Most children don't even show clinical signs.
A well maintained pool should kill ALL viruses and bacteria.
I just wanted to respectively disagree with this statement. I have experienced Hep A...and it was NO mild disease. I was majorly plagued with it for OVER a month, and sick for at least 2 months. My doctor said that it was par for the course for the disease and I didn't have an abnormally awful bout of it. I was a healthy 24 year old when I contracted it. I got it from tainted food at a public restaurant. Yah, gross.
I had it as a child, too and was as sick as Parker'smommy describe. I dreaded the frequent blood draws. That was pretty hard. Very painful awful stomach pains, total exhaustion, wasn't allowed to walk and was totally bed ridden during this time. ALso not allowed to eat alot of foods. And was some what quarantined from the rest of the family, certainly all my dishes and so forth. Difficult time. NOT mild like a mild cold. Much more than that.