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The Importance Of Knowing About Blooborne Pathogens

14 Feb 2020 10:16 PM | Clarence Davis

Bloodborne pathogens are pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. these pathogens include but not limited to H.B.V or H.I.V. Most occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens occur when the pathogen comes in contact with the employees mucus membrane. Like the nose are mouth or like brakes in the skin, needle sticks, human bites, cuts and abrasions. Body fluid such as blood, vomit, saliva can contain bloodborne pathogens. Universal precautions warns that blood and certain body fluids be considered potentially infectious and that infection control precautions be taken to minimize the risk of exposure.

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