Exposure to certain materials from macaques can result in serious, life-threatening B Virus infections. Prompt washing and treatment can prevent infection.
The following exposures require immediate first aid and medical follow-up:
- Macaque bites or scratches/abrasions from the macaque or the soiled cage
- Punctures or lacerations by an instrument or needle contaminated by macaque secretions (saliva, secretions from mouth, mucous/genital membranes, conjunctiva)
- Splashes in the mouth or eye (mucous membranes) with macaque secretions, including feces and urine
CLEAN IT - BEGIN FIRST AID WITHOUT DELAY!
Skin: Soak, irrigate and gently massage with a detergent soap solution for 15 minutes. Betadine scrub brushes are available in the monkey bite kits in all macaque housing , procedure and treatment areas.
Eye: Irrigate eye with water from an eyewash or sterile saline only for 15 minutes (if wearing contact lenses remove prior to irrigating).
Mouth: Rinse mouth with water for 15 minute.
• Employee Health: 609-258-5035
• LAR Vet on-call: 609-258-0626
• LAR operations on-call: 609-258-1899
- Request transport from DPS if needed (609-258-3333).
- Monday through Friday, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm: Proceed to Employee Health.
- After 4 p.m or weekends: You must proceed to the Emergency Room at University Medical Center at Princeton with the SOP and After Hours Protocol for Simian B Virus Exposure from the Bite Kit.