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Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2000 - 8:04 pm:   

I think an anti-bacterial soap is a must have part of a cat adjuster's kit.

God only knows what lives in some of the places I find myself in.
Posted on Sunday, February 13, 2000 - 2:04 pm:   

There were two of us, and I know of about 28 others that worked the floods in NJ. None seem to be suffering from anything more than normal. I have learned through years of travel, anytime I expose myself to even a new area I takes common sense precautions. I take extra vitamens, especially C, drink more fluids than normal, wash my hands after every inspection, spray my tools with Lysol, keep my hands away from my eyes, and mouth until they have been washed. NJ's floods saw no real "filth", if you feel that you are experienceing health problems from that "flood" you sure do not ever want to work floods in Florida where the heat and humidity will teach you what real health concerns are. Try a flood or storm area that has dead animal carcuss floating around..... NJ was was a "clean" flood.
Karen Murphy
Posted on Thursday, February 10, 2000 - 4:48 pm:   

in response to your infection concern during floodwork; i have worked floods on and off over the last 9 years and would sometimes get an infection, or stye in eyelid due to contaminants on the measuring tape. one infection was so swollen it closed the lid, had to be lanced and stitched. this has only happened to me during flood and i am sure it is related. did not work the nj flood, but with experience, anybody can see that it is rather common to become ill doing flood with contaminated waters at any given location in the world. welcome to the world of catastrophe adjusting!
Hilary Fearn Sidari
Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2000 - 7:57 pm:   

I am researching flood related possible virus infection contracted in the New Jersey area most probably North NJ, last fall. Symptoms noted range from stomach problems, fevers, blood clot formations, pneumonia, stroke symptoms,eye and ear problems, palsy of eye. Anyone in a basement in NJ with heath concerns, please respond. Some symptoms have been especially serious.

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