A bloodborne pathogen (BBP) is a microorganism that is present in human blood and infectious to humans.
Universal precautions including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Body Substance Isolation (BSI) should be used at all times when in contact with a BBP.
Bloodborne pathogens can cause disease and are easily transmittable. Some examples of diseases that can be passed through a BBP are the HIV and Hepatitis (various forms) viruses.
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