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BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS What are they?

Micro-organisms in blood or other bodily fluids Can cause disease Transmittable


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS Illnesses & Treatments

Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Human Immunodeficieny Virus (HIV)


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

Transmitted by direct bodily fluids contact Attacks the liver Symptoms: nausea, fever, fatigue & loss of appetite Vaccine is available


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

Transmitted by direct bodily fluid contact Liver cancer & liver failure Symptoms: joint pain, fatigue, stomach pains & belly itching Medicines available/ no cure


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Transmitted by direct bodily fluid contact Causes AIDS Symptoms: fever, aching muscles, sore throat & swollen glands in the neck Medicine available/no cure


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS Precautions

Wear appropriate safety materials Know food handling protocols Proper human health practices


BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS Decontamination

Use bodily fluid disposal kit Use 10% bleach or EPA approved disinfectant for spills 1. Wash exposed area & remove soiled clothing 2. Report exposure to your supervisor 3. Recieve medical evaluation of exposed area 4. Health professional will provide treatment and inform about risk


Bloodborne Pathogens