|Risk of HBV, HCV infection ?
Sep 25, 2005
I'm 8 months pregnant and very worried about something that happened to me yesterday: during a customer visit, my customer touched a measuring instrument (pH), which has been contaminated about 8 weeks ago with human, previously frozen, blood plasma (out of a pool of about 60 000 blood donors from the US and the instrument was really full of it!.) The plasma was already dry (or at least almost,as I saw, which is normal after 8 weeks, I think)When leaving my customer, I shaked hands with him, and while doing this I realised that I had a little wound on my hand from the day before (a little wound on the skin-surface, already dry). I immediately washed my hands after that, twice, with (cold) water and soap and I dried my hands very well. could there be a risk for any infection by hepatitis B or C (or other diseases) even when the plasma is 8 weeks old and exposed to environmental air? Could this also affect the baby ?
Thanks a lot for your reply!
Response from Dr. McGovern
Sounds like extremely low low risk. I would not recommend testing.
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