Suspect Exposure to Cercopithecine herpesvirus-1 (B-virus)
√ Immediately cleanse wound for 15 minutes with betadine/chlorhexidine + water.
√ Flush/irrigate exposed mucosal and/or ocular surfaces for 15 minutes.
√ Call for a fellow worker or Facility Manager to help with cleansing/flushing the area,
notify the Assistant Director or Veterinarian that an exposure has occurred, and
provide escort to the appropriate medical facility for treatment.
√ In case of emergency call 911 for immediate medical care or immediately send the
employee to a hospital emergency room.
√ For non-emergency exposures the escort should assist with completing an
Accident Investigation Report for Supervisors and the USF Workers Compensation
provider, OptaComp notified at 1-877-518-2583 for a referral to an appropriate
√ Carry a "NHP Exposure Response" kit to the medical facility.
√ Present B-virus "Medical Alert Information" card to Triage Nurse.
√ Present the “Recommendations for Prevention of and Therapy for Exposure to B
virus (Cercopithecine Herpesvirus-1” article, and the “Recommendations for
Management of Suspected Exposure to Cercopithecine Herpesvirus-1 (B-virus)”
summary to the attending physician.
√ Point out to the attending physician that veterinarians and B virus laboratory
consultants are available (See accompanying “Recommendations for Management
of Suspect Exposure to Cercopithecine herpesvirus-1” for contact information).
√ Ensure that a whole blood sample is collected from the exposed employee, using a
red top tube for baseline B virus serology.
√ Within 24 hours notify Human Resources and the Assistant Director of the incident
per SOP 029 entitled Procedures for Reporting/Tracking Work Related
This summary is intended for use as quick reference to the procedures described in SOP #609 entitled ”Response Following
Suspect Exposure to Cercopithecine herpesvirus-1” .
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