blood-borne infection


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blood-borne in·fec·tion

(blŭd'bōrn in-fek'shŭn)
Infection transmitted through blood or blood products (e.g., hepatitis virus, HIV-1).

blood-borne infection

An infection transmitted through contact with the blood (cells, serum, or plasma) of an infected individual. The contact may occur sexually, through injection, or via a medical or dental procedure in which a blood-contaminated instrument is inadvertently used after inadequate sterilization. Examples of blood-borne infections include hepatitis B and C and AIDS.
needle-stick injury;
See also: infection
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Laboratory workers should familiarize themselves with "universal work precautions," which, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are a set of precautions designed to prevent transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and other blood-borne infections when providing first aid or health care.
The blood-borne infection attacks the liver, causing cirrhosis and in some cases cancer.
We are lucky to have a couple of occupational health physicians on hand to answer queries that are out of the ordinary or to assist with an emergency, such as somebody with a deep injury from a discarded needle from a patient with a blood-borne infection.
To minimise the risk of any blood-borne infection entering the blood supply we select donors who are at the least risk of infection, and also test all donations."
``Skin piercing can carry the risk of blood-borne infection and medical complications.It's important to make sure that it's doneproperly.''
New Zealanders who sought cosmetic hair treatment and replacement in the Sydney clinic now bore the risk of a blood-borne infection. (http://au.ibtimes.com/topics/detail/389/australia/) Australia issued the warning for patients who were treated in the clinic of Dr Angela Campbell, located in Macquarie Street.
Yes, I know that the phrase is usually used to describe the nasty blood-borne infection, first identified in troops serving in the trenches in World War I, but I've decided to adopt it because the cause of all my aches and pains was a trench.
HCV is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the USA, with nearly 5 million people infected, according to data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
New Zealanders who sought cosmetic hair treatment and replacement in the Sydney clinic now bore the risk of a blood-borne infection. Australia issued the warning for patients who were treated in the clinic of Dr Angela Campbell, located in Macquarie Street.
HCV is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the US, which affects approximately 3.2 million people and is the leading cause of liver transplants.
SOUNDS ineffectual and could risk a serious blood-borne infection. Avoid at all costs.
A dad too scared to seek help for a dangerous blood-borne infection seven years ago is spearheading a major campaign to raise awareness of its risks.