Mosquito's? No; they are big for West Nile Virus & for Malaria. It's through direct contact with body & blood products. Thus, the reason for Body & blood fluid precaution's need a infected person, portal for transmission ans a susceptible host. Then they even rank risk factors. I had a direct needle stick from a blood drawing Needle which is large bore by nature. He was definitely HIV +, there were no meds available, I bleed my finger ASAP (another nurse accidentally stuck me) and put it in bleach (means really not much but it was all we knew then) and I tested for years, over 10 & now 20 years and I am seronegative. TG!
I would think Brandye can add some insight to this...and the potential risks. This is what we are taught in the US.
Posted: 29 Sep 20:19