blood-borne pathogens

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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.