blood-borne pathogens

blood-borne pathogens

pathogenic microorganisms that are transmitted via human blood and cause disease in humans. They include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Although a number of pathogens can be transmitted percutaneously, HIV-1 remains the most common.

blood-borne path·o·gens

(BBP) (blŭd'bōrn path'ŏ-jĕnz)
Disease-producing microorganisms transmitted by means of blood, tissue, and body fluids containing blood.

blood-borne path·o·gens

(BBP) (blŭd'bōrn path'ŏ-jĕnz)
Disease-producing microorganisms transmitted by means of blood, tissue, and body fluids containing blood.

blood-borne pathogens,

n.pl pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and cause disease in humans.
blood-borne pathogens exposure control plan,
n a plan that is compliant with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and that explains ways to minimize or eliminate exposure of humans to blood-borne pathogens.
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They are further at risk for potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens through contaminated machines and medical equipment.
The prevalence of three blood-borne pathogens hepatitis B and C as well as human immunodeficiency virus was investigated in hospital workers of different occupations.
Tenders are invited for Blood-borne Pathogens Inoculations Services
INTRODUCTION: As a occupational hazard, dentists are at low risk of blood-borne pathogens like HIV, Hepatitis B & Hepatitis C viruses; so also are their patients.
Our additional analyses adjusting for injecting drug use in the past month suggest that maintenance opioid agonist therapy reduces the incidence of HCV infection in part by decreasing the frequency of injection, which will also lower the risk for acquiring HIV and other blood-borne pathogens," wrote Dr.
In his new book, "Dying for the Job: Police Work Exposure and Health", he begins by considering the alarming number of environmental hazards to which police officers are exposed, things like clandestine methamphetamine labs, dead bodies, lead exposure from firearms, noise, radar, blood-borne pathogens, even fingerprint powder, which has produced occupational lung disease.
Students who participated in a blood-testing program at the First Nations University of Canada between 2002-2011 are being urged to get tested for possible blood-borne pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
Since identification of patients infected with blood-borne pathogens cannot be reliably made by medical history and physical examination, universal precautions have been recommended by the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) to be used on all patients (CDC 1986; 1985).
Hepatitis viruses including B (HBV) and C (HCV) are some of the many occupational infectious blood-borne pathogens for which healthcare workers (HCWs) are at risk.
The apparel passes ASTM F1670 and F1671 testing for penetration of blood, body fluids and blood-borne pathogens.
Today, every one of Metro-Davidson's 235 employees go through blood-borne pathogens training in their orientations, then, annually in in-service training.
The SafeStep technology provides a differentiated approach to reducing needlestick injuries and the associated risk of transmitting blood-borne pathogens.