Blood Infectious Diseases
Bloodborne infections are caused by microorganisms like viruses or bacteria that can infect humans and spread through the bloodstream. Among the numerous bloodborne illnesses include brucellosis, syphilis, malaria, Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Bloodborne illnesses like HBV and HIV can be spread by coming into contact with infected human blood or other potentially contagious body fluids. Through a variety of channels, such as blood transfusions, sexual contact, open wounds, mucosal membranes, and other routes, these viruses can transmit from one person to another. Health care workers are susceptible to acquiring blood-borne diseases (HCWs).
- Track 1-1 Blood Disorders
- Track 2-2 Contamination of Blood Products
- Track 3-3 Sepsis
- Track 4-4 Infections affecting White Blood Cells
- Track 5-5 Blood Transfusion