|CDC Says "High Risk", Petrified
Aug 9, 2005
Dr. Bob, Here are the facts...I went into the grocery store and noticed a reddish brown substance on one of my LIVESTRONG bracelets (did not see anywhere else). I immediately threw it away. I am not sure if it was blood or not and did have a small two day old cut. Likely came into contact with it. I called the CDC people, and I was told this is high risk because of possible blood to open wound. I do not remember coming into contact with anyone directly. After about 10 min, I washed my hands. Initially I thought it was nothing but now am freaked out. I went through the archives and need you to answer the following: 1) Are the CDC correct this is a high risk incident 2) Do you feel testing is warranted?
Thanks for all the great work you do
| Response from Dr. Frascino
I'm sure the CDC means well, but their advice on this situation is totally whacko. The chance of what you describe being a high risk (or even a minimal risk) are the same as the chance that Mary Cheney will have a three way with the Bush twins.
Testing is neither warranted nor necessary.
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