Definitions for "Bloodborne Pathogens"
those microorganisms carried in blood and body fluids that are capable of infecting other persons with serious and difficult to treat viral infections, namely hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and HIV
disease-producing microorganisms spread by contact with blood or other body fluids contaminated with blood from an infected person.
Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms that are present in human blood (or body fluids) and can cause disease in humans. Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are of primary concern.
Infectious agents transmitted through exposure to blood or blood products.