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Safety advisory for first responders
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    Friday, September 14, 2001, 15:19 EDT (03:19 PM EDT)


    Protecting the safety of first responders and other rescue personnel in New York, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia continues to be a high priority. CDC has received requests for information about management of exposures to blood or other body fluids that pose a hazard for bloodborne pathogen (hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, or HIV) transmission. Routes of exposure to blood or other body fluids that merit evaluation include percutaneous injuries with contaminated sharps, splashes to mucosal surfaces, and visible contamination of injured skin.

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