Blood-borne disease

What is Blood-borne disease?

A blood-borne disease is one that can be spread through contamination by blood and other body fluids. The most common examples are HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and viral hemorrhagic fevers. Many blood-borne diseases can also be transmitted by other means, including high-risk sexual behavior or intravenous drug use or in clinical setting due to needle stick injuries.

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my wife stuck her finger with a needle that was used to give our diabetic dog insulin
Is there anything to worry about

doctor1 MD

Hello, I would be happy to help you with your question.

Given that there are no significant diseases that travel between dog and human, as far as...

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just a few hours ago, i accidentally pricked a needle of which i had used it for my dog. i injected a drug ivermectin . tho my dog is health..any...

doctor1 MD

Welcome to health care magic
post needle prick transmission of infection is not ruled out ,so be careful
Wish you speedy recovery

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Can my boyfriend give me hepatitis C while I am on my period? I do not have hepatitis C but my boyfriend does....

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Hello and thanks for the query.
Hepatitis C is believed to be transmitted only by blood. However, unlike many other blood borne viruses (like HIV...

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