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Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are spread through contamination with blood or other body fluid from an infected person. In a healthcare setting, this contact is primarily through contaminated needles, syringes, or other sharp instruments. Common bloodborne pathogens associated with healthcare transmission include hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and, to a lesser degree, HIV. A single case of any of these pathogens presenting as a possible consequence of a healthcare exposure usually warrants prompt and thorough investigation.

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CORHA Principles and Practices for Healthcare Outbreak Response


The CORHA Principles and Practices for Healthcare Outbreak Response is a comprehensive reference developed with the aim of equipping public health, healthcare, and other stakeholders with information on a...… Read More »
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