What diseases can be contracted from exposure to bodily fluid biohazards

You should always be cautious when dealing with bodily fluids and faecal matter due to the risk of infection and exposure to various diseases.  If in doubt – stay away and call in the professionals.

While the risk of infection through direct exposure may be very low, the risk of contracting a disease from direct contact with these biohazards (blood, vomit, faces, urine) is based on the following factors:

  • What was the infectious agent involved
  • The time duration of exposure
  • How much exposure (ie. the amount)
  • What is the amount of infectious agent/disease within the biohazard
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While there are numerous diseases and viruses that can be transmitted by exposure to biohazards, the three main diseases are:


AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) which can destroy defence cells in the human body which would normally fight infections and diseases. HIV destroys these defence cells which means the host can easily pick up serious infections that they would not normally contract.

  • Symptoms of AIDS
  • Persistent tiredness
  • Night sweats
  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhoea
  • White spots on tongue/mouth
  • Dry cough
  • Fever
  • Swollen glands

There can be other symptoms caused by HIV/AIDS


Hepatitis B is an infection which infects the liver in humans and can cause inflammation. Sadly hepatitis B is one of the most common infectious diseases in the world.

Chronic hepatitis B if contracted will be with you for the rest of your life and can develop permanent scarring in your liver which in turn can lead to liver cancer.

Symptoms of Hepatitis

  • Loss of appetite
  • Flu like symptoms
  • Weight loss
  • Vomitting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pains
  • Jaundice


HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a cause of Aids which in the human body can significantly weaken the immune system and allow life threatening infections and cancers to overcome the human body.

Symptoms of HIV

  • Skin rash
  • Fever
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Swollen glands
  • Exhaustion

If you would like to speak to us about Biohazard Cleaning Services, please call our Glasgow Head Office on 0141 370 4038 or by emailing info@balmore-ltd.co.uk