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Feb 17, 2013
Biker Fun
I'm taking a EMR class and learned today that Hep B can survive several days in dried blood.
All those cracks with blood I've noticed through the years.
Ross
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There is a vaccine for Hep B. Check out what an Infectious Dose 50% is. Unless you have some immune system issue the chances are slim. Taylor-B.
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Agreed. I am a RN. There is a vaccine that you can get that involves receiving shots over 3 sessions to complete the course of the vaccination process. Even if there were dried blood in cracks and crevices, they have to enter your bloodstream in some way or you to become infected. I'd say the chances are pretty slim honestly - but if you're worried, talk to your MD and see what their thoughts are concerning this. Most MD's would be more than happy to comply and vaccinate you if you're concerned. Vaccines + office visits = money - and that's business!

I wouldn't worry about it per se unles sone is in a HIGH RISK profession like I am, or as a Dr, EMT, Paramedic, Nurse, etc.
Feb 18, 2013
Biker Fun
I'm surprised that the pathogen survives multiple days in dried blood.

And Yeah I agree the chances are small, but do notice that a lot of difficult routes have fewer options of where and how your hands use the holds.
Ross
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Mountain Bandito
It's those "high risk" healthcare professionals you have to watch out for! Taylor-B.
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Feb 18, 2013
Mashers Tower
you should be wearing spider mitts anyway

derp
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Viruses can survive for days or weeks as in Hep's.
Viruses can survive for days or weeks as in Hep's.


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