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Blood Cleanup Narrative

Our English language vocabulary plays a big role in bringing ideas about blood as a carrier of disease. Example, until roughly the late 1850s the term miasma served as a general label for the sources and causes of many human illnesses. After the late 1850s science began to reveal the place of "germs" in our environment these germs are also known as "microorganisms."With this idea of germs came the idea of the germ theory of disease. By the turn of the 20th century the germ theory of disease had pretty will capture the science community for explaining that sources of human illnesses. Unlike the miasma theory of disease which included airborne sources of pathogens, the germ theory of disease has more specific application and use in medical science.

We know now the blood carries disease in many cases and that these diseases can be injected into our bloodstream and almost any time given the conditions.

We know too that we can in just disease causing germs orally as we drink or eat during the day. The Vibrio cholerae bacterium, a "filth" disease arising from sewage issues, failure to wash our hands, and so forth. Cholera is known to have killed millions of people every year throughout the history of humanity and behind these deaths we find filthy conditions.
In the following pages I use the term blood cleanup to include specific and general use in present and historical context. For specific uses I apply the definition of blood-borne pathogens to include wet blood, moist blood, dry flaky blood, and blood and other potentially infectious materials released from objects when compressed. This last sentence gives us a working definition of "blood-borne pathogens." This definition would conform to the United States Centers for Disease Control definition as found in Atlanta, Georgia.

What are pathogens? Many human diseases arise from pathogens, some of these we find in our workplace. These include viruses like the measles and bacteria like tuberculosis. Also fungi is found in the athlete's foot and protozoa as found in giardiasis. Prions which scares those of us that frequent fast food restaurants for hamburgers leads to mad cow disease. And then we have the favorite out there known as parasitic worms or "tapeworms." Then Rocky Mount residents have issues with rickettsia because of its part in causing typhus and Rocky Mount spotted fever. All of these pathogens deserve our awareness.

It seems like no matter where we run to hide, viruses will find this or we will find viruses. In 2009, a university biologist from University of British Columbia analyze droplets of water taken from a cave of crystals deep within the earth. He found that droplets of water contained is much as 200 million viruses. Keep in mind that this water had no contact with the outside world for millions a year while there were no animals including fish, in any way exposed to the water. The viruses simply existed in this barren and isolated environment.

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It seems like no matter where we run to hide, viruses will find this or we will find viruses. In 2009, a university biologist from University of British Columbia analyze droplets of water taken from a cave of crystals deep within the earth. He found that droplets of water contained is much as 200 million viruses. Keep in mind that this water had no contact with the outside world for millions a year while there were no animals including fish, in any way exposed to the water. The viruses simply existed in this barren and isolated environment.

In 2009 a biologist from San Diego State University went on a virus-hunting trip into the human body. She had 10 people cough up spit and place it in a cup. Five of these people suffered from cystic fibrosis. Five of these people were believed to be healthy. Wouldn't you know, from the fluid they found fragments of DNA by tens of millions known to science. But what they didn't expect and did find were unique DNA viruses in the healthy patients, unique to them in particular. Each person of the group carried roughly 174 species of viruses in their lungs. That is, only 10% carried is more common to humanity.

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In 2009 a biologist from San Diego State University went on a virus-hunting trip into the human body. She had 10 people cough up spit and place it in a cup. Five of these people suffered from cystic fibrosis. Five of these people were believed to be healthy. Wouldn't you know, from the fluid they found fragments of DNA by tens of millions known to science. But what they didn't expect and did find were unique DNA viruses in the healthy patients, unique to them in particular. Each person of the group carried roughly 174 species of viruses in their lungs. That is, only 10% carried is more common to humanity.

In the 1950s virologist, scientist in the business of studying viruses, we began to learn great things about viruses while remaining ignorant of so much more than we could ever hope to learn in a lifetime. Consider these amazing facts:

Viruses like the papillomaviruses may cause horns to grow on rabbits or cause cervical cancer
Viruses like HIV arise in mammals like chimpanzees and migrate to humans.
Viruses account for the greatest genetic diversity on earth.

Viruse Facts

Viruses play a part in producing oxygen while controlling the years thermostat, in part.

 

 

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Bloodborne Pathogens

Humans are warm blooded creatures and as such we have circulatory systems, unlike cold-blooded animals like the ectotherms, insects. reptiles, fish, amphibians, arachnids,

How can a mere 6 billion humans hope to prevail against countless trillions of microbes, bacteria, fungi, and viruses? There's a balance underway in the world of living matter, including humanity. The limiting factors include sunlight, water, nutrients, food supply, competitors, predators, and availability of symbiotic partners.

Bacteria

Bacteria are microscopic organisms.

Bacteria in the scientific community are known as low plants. It's proven to be a very important plant, indeed. Although not widely known about until the end of the 20th century, today it's hard to find any postindustrial societies housekeepers without some knowledge of bacteria. And this is a good thing because bacteria have a way of making great changes in nature. No plant in nature comes close to comparing with bacteria.

The microscope made knowledge of bacteria possible because of a Dutch researcher by the name of Leeuwenhook. He receives credit for producing the first lens strong enough to detect bacteria with a microscope.

It's hard to imagine that people would ignore the importance of bacteria and their role in causing illness and disease. But as fate would have it, humanity chose to ignore the possibility that these tiny microscopic plants could in some way because the human body to falter. It was Louis Pasteur who brought bacteria to the world's attention. By his work he showed that these organisms played a part in fermentation. Pasteur would prove that helped became sour as it does because of infection by bacteria. He showed that certain species of microscopic organisms caused certain diseases, and in this way we learn to avoid certain conditions in our environment.

Pasteur's discovered new biological facts rapidly within a 10 year period of time. He became known by other scientists and because of his work the field of microbiology would grow rapidly. We would learn that spheres, rods, and spirals represent all there shapes.

What he did for us.

What Pastuer did for us gave use our own tools to fight biohazards internally. He proved a scientific manner the place of microorganisms in causing illness and disease in human beings and other creatures.

First mentioned in his scientific research, the German biologist Ferdinand Cohn devised the term and it's based on the Greek word for "bakterion." It means rod or staff. Cohn classified bacteria into four groups. The U-shaped for his classification. These are as follows: spirit goals, short rods, threads, spindles. Some bacteria move while others do not. In the biohazard cleanup business it's a good thing to know that dead and decaying matter presents great habitat for bacteria. Of course we know this from our experience in the homicide, suicide, and unattended death cleanup practices.

Most bacteria are harmless to human beings and many are beneficial. Fact we could not live without bacteria, especially in our stomachs. It only takes a slight change in our bacterial ecology in our stomach to cause great bloating and gas discharges. Harmful bacteria do cause infectious diseases like tuberculosis. Tuberculosis kills about 2 million people year and usually these folks are found in the sub-Saharan Africa region. Foodborne illnesses result in food poisoning in the kill many thousands of people every year. Tetanus, typhoid fever, diphtheria, and syphilis, and even leprosy may be caused by unfriendly bacteria.

Antibiotics have played a major role in controlling harmful bacteria and thereby saving many millions of lives. Unfortunately, because bacteria reproduce so quickly and find ways of adapting to antibiotic medical tricks, various types of antibiotics become worthless quickly. Many times people will not complete their course of antibiotic therapy and thereby create conditions for bacteria to adapt to their particular antibiotic. This happens because some of the bacteria have not been killed by the antibiotic and whatever characteristic they have for surviving gets passed on the new generations of the kind; hence, a new adapted version of bacteria remains immune from our antibiotics. Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are often the result of bacterial infections.

Viruses

Every professional biohazard cleanup practitioner must have a sense for the meaning and hazards of viruses.

The word virus comes from the Roman empire and has contradictory meanings. On the one hand, it may mean the venom of a dangerous snake and on the other hand it may mean semen as found in a man thus giving the word virus to meanings in one: one a destroyer of life and to a creator of life.

Medical science has come a long way in the last 100 years. In the field of blood research scientists discover something new about blood almost daily. But this should not mislead us into thinking that tears exists for all of or ailments. Ebola should stand out as the most striking example in recent history. Probably introduced in the civilization from an African rain forest, Ebola quickly found its way to the North American continent by way of passenger airlines. Ebola leads to virus infection in humans by dissolving in blood vessels. The causes patients to bleed internally and uncontrollably in spite of our blood's ability to warn our immune system. Almost always fatal, Ebola remains an enigma because we have no idea where it really comes from or how we can stop it. Besides Ebola type viruses in our blood, we have HIV as well as the recently arrived Zika a virus.

Vectors

Mosquitoes serve as vectors by transmitting and spreading malaria by injecting the malaria disease into human beings by bite. Their goal is to feed on human blood and in attaining this goal the inadvertently inflict human blood with the offending malaria germs. Oddly enough, mosquitoes are in no way affected by the disease. Here's some advice given to those who must deal with the malaria conditions in their environment:

  1. don't go swimming
  2. don't go without a shirt
  3. don't sleep without a bed net
  4. don't visit native villages

So where the limiting factor above come into play, we add our own volition, our ability to think ahead and protect ourselves from biohazards, including bloodborne pathogens. We use wise sexual selection to protect ourselves from bloodborne pathogens like HIV and hepatitis C. We avoid drug abuse as well. Most simply, we avoid doing dumb things and going places that pose biohazard threats.

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The word "germs" derives from the field known as biology and has a Greek origin arising from the word pathogen, pathos for pain-and-suffering. Germs are known as anything that can produce illness or diseases and these might include viruses, bacteria, prions, and fung.