Definitions for blood-borne pathogens
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word blood-borne pathogens
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Infectious organisms in the BLOOD, of which the predominant medical interest is their contamination of blood-soiled linens, towels, gowns, BANDAGES, other items from individuals in risk categories, NEEDLES and other sharp objects, MEDICAL WASTE and DENTAL WASTE, all of which health workers are exposed to. This concept is differentiated from the clinical conditions of BACTEREMIA; VIREMIA; and FUNGEMIA where the organism is present in the blood of a patient as the result of a natural infectious process.
Find a translation for the blood-borne pathogens definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these blood-borne pathogens definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"blood-borne pathogens." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 7 Mar. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/blood-borne pathogens>.