Hepatitis VirusHepatitis means inflammation of the liver. There are three common types, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. These are caused by three different viruses and there are vaccinations for Hep A and Hep B, there is no vaccination for Hep C. Hepatitis A is a very contagious disease, it is spread by a virus. It is seldom fatal and does not cause chronic disease. Hep A eventually goes away, but there is a vaccine available to prevent it. Hep B and Hep C on the other hand are more dangerous and can be lifelong afflictions.

 Cleaning Hepatitis B in MN

Hep B is a blood-borne disease that infects the liver. This virus can lead to two outcomes: acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term). Most people develop antibodies and will totally clear the virus from their body without becoming ill, this is acute Hep B. Five to ten percent of those infected do not produce the antibodies and remain infected with the virus 6 months after the exposure, they can still infect other people, and the virus is slowly but steadily damaging their liver. Possible symptoms include: fatigue, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver enlargement, and liver tenderness and usually occur within three months of being infected. Hep B can cause lifelong infection that leads to cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death. The best protection is having the Hep B vaccination, it is a series of three shots given over a six month period, and it is 95 to 98% effective. Hep B virus is very hardy and can survive for at least a week in dried blood on floors, walls, and other surfaces. This means people can be infected from this dried blood. It is important that all blood be properly cleaned, and this is where 11th Hour can help. We are professional bio-hazard clean-up technicians, trained, certified, and experienced.

Hepatitis C Professional Cleaners

Hep C is a contagious liver disease spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. It can be a mild illness lasting only a few weeks (acute) to a serious lifelong illness (chronic) that attacks the liver. In 2012 there were 21,870 acute cases of Hep C in the United States; of those cases approximately 75-85% will develop into chronic cases. In 2012 there were 3.2 million chronic cases of Hep C in the United States. Generally symptoms appear six to seven weeks after exposure, but can range from 2 weeks to six months for symptoms to occur. However, 70-80% of people infected do not have any symptoms, others can have mild to severe symptoms including: fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, dark urine, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, joint pain, jaundice, and clay-colored bowel movement. Hep C can survive outside the body on surfaces for up to six weeks. The Hep C virus is spread easily to others through blood, even in very small amounts too small to see. These facts make it urgent for any Hepatitis infected blood spillage to be promptly and properly cleaned. With over 10 years’ experience, the equipment, the knowledge, and our passion for making your home, office, or other dwelling completely safe, we are the company to call.

If you live in Minnesota (MN) and need a hepatitis infected blood clean up, please call 11th Hour at (612) 251-3275, we are here 24/7 and can answer any questions.