Protecting Patients and Health Workers from Bloodborne Disease
Published at : 20 Jan 2021
Join BD and the International Safety Center in working to keep patients and healthcare workers safer from bloodborne diseases.
Protecting patients and health workers from bloodborne diseases like Hepatitis and HIV is more important than ever. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C affect 325 million people worldwide. 36.7 million people live with HIV, with 1.8 million new infections every year.
A single occupational exposure risks infection by many pathogens. With the globalization of travel and increased utilization of healthcare facilities around the world, the chance of occupational exposure, illness and infection rises. Learn the risks healthcare workers face, and the importance of the right protective practices in the healthcare settings, as well as immunizations.
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