Bloodborne Pathogens - NIU - Environmental Health and Safety

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Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are those organisms, which are carried in the blood that can cause disease in humans. These organisms include HIV, Hepatitis B and C, malaria and others. All blood is considered infectious and treated as such. Individuals that come in contact with blood need to take special precautions to avoid potentially contracting these diseases.