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Investigation of blood born pathogen transmission to pest control operators from bed bugs that rupture during pest control activities. 

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: Scott Armbrust4 14 Feb 2013
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Blood-engorged bed bugs regulary pop like a balloon when lightly crushed during extermination activities and the workers' gloves and application equipment are covered with visible amounts of human blood. How long after a blood meal do the blood-born pathogens remain viable and what decontamination steps should be recommended?

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