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Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne Pathogens are microorganisms is the blood or other bodily fluids that can

cause illness and disease in humans, including:

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Common Cold
Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Full source: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/about.html
What is Ebola?
What is the Common Cold? •Over 200 viruses can cause the common cold •The rhinovirus is the most common type of virus that causes colds When germs that cause colds first infect the nose and sinuses, the nose makes clear mucus. This helps wash the germs from the nose and sinuses. After two or three days, the body's immune cells fight back, changing the mucus to a white or yellow color. As the bacteria that live in the nose grow back, they may also be found in the mucus, which changes the mucus to a greenish color  Full source: http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/antibiotic-use/URI/colds.html
Sneeze and cough into the inside of your elbow. If you're feeling sick, stay home! Don't be a hero by coming into work, pass on other engagements when you're under the weather, too. Handwashing is like a "do-it-yourself" vaccine—it involves five simple and effective steps: 1- Wet   2- Lather   3- Scrub   4- Rinse   5- Dry Full source: http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html
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HIV Aids
What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. This condition is most often caused by a virus. In the United States, the most common causes of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). HBV and HCV are common among people who are at risk for, or living with, HIV. You can get some forms of viral hepatitis the same way you get HIV-.. {including surfaces}  ..contaminated by feces (or stool) of an infected person.  Full source: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library_factsheets_HIV_and_viral_Hepatitis.pdf
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. Scientists identified a type of chimpanzee in West Africa as the source of HIV infection in humans... humans hunted these chimpanzees for meat and came into contact with their infected blood. Full source: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/whatIshiv.html Unlike some other viruses, the human body cannot get rid of HIV... No safe and effective cure currently exists...HIV affects specific cells of the immune system, called CD4 cells, or T cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can’t fight off infections and disease. When this happens, HIV infection leads to AIDS. Precautions Full source: http://wonder.cdc.gov/wonder/prevguid/p0000255/p0000255.asp
What is HIV Aids?

hepatitis B (HBV)

hepatitis C (HCV) human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
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How do you get Ebola?
 Body fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola.  (blood, vomit, pee, poop, sweat, semen, spit, or other fluids.
Objects contaminated with the virus.
   Infected animals.
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