Bloodborne Pathogens can be transmitted when blood or body fluid from an infected person enters another person’s body via needle-sticks, human bites, cuts, abrasions, or through mucous membranes.
How are bloodborne diseases transmitted?
Bloodborne Pathogens can be transmitted when blood or body fluid from an infected person enters another person’s body via needle-sticks, human bites, cuts, abrasions, or through mucous membranes. Also, semen, vaginal secretions and saliva in dental procedures are considered potentially infected body fluids.
What is the most common route of exposure to bloodborne pathogens?
Besides sexual contact, the most likely route of entry for contaminated bodily fluids to enter our body is through absorption. Absorption occurs when infectious material is absorbed into the body through contact with open sores or cuts in the skin or contact with mucus membranes.
What is the most common blood borne disease?
There are 26 different viruses that have been shown to present in healthcare workers as a result of occupational exposure. The most common blood-borne diseases are hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
What are the 3 most common blood borne pathogens?
The three most common bloodborne pathogens (BBPs) are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). This flyer is being sent to employers as an aid to understanding and complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.