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Sea, Sand, Septic? At Virginia Key’s Hobie Beach not long ago, 20 bathers splashed, swam—then filled plastic jugs with water samples. Waiting for them…

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For more information regarding Bloodborne Pathogens go to OSHA’s website:

B Virus Exposure
If you sustain an INJURY or have an EXPOSURE INCIDENT while working with non-human primates, take the following forms with you to the healthcare provider:
Guidelines for Care of Persons with Potential Exposure to Herpes B-virus
Post- Exposure Management of Herpesvirus Simiae (B-virus)

Submitting samples to National B Virus Resource Center
Instruction Sheet (PDF) For the collection and shipment of samples.
Submission Form (PDF) To be completed and shipped with samples.

Additional links:
Guidelines for Prevention of Herpesvirus Simiae (B Virus) Infection in Monkey Handlers

Fatal Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 (B Virus) Infection Following a Mucocutaneous Exposure and Interim Recommendations for Worker Protection