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(phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound

(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease

an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

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the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people

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moral corruption or contamination

(international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure

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Background: Health-care workers (HCWs) are at substantial risk of acquiring blood-borne infections such as HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) through needlestick injuries (NSIs).
Such studies were mainly emphasize on the risk assessment of sexually transmitted infections as well as blood-borne infection among drug addicts.
It is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the developed world and the leading cause of liver transplants in the U.S.
A AS a general rule you don't have to tell employers about a blood-borne infection. If you do tell your boss, he must keep this confidential.
This helps eliminate blood-borne infection and drastically cuts down on procedural complications and patient recovery time.
HCV infection is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States.
HCV, the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States, causes inflammation of the liver and may progress to more serious complications such as cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer and death.
This blood-borne infection often is called swamp fever and is commonly transmitted by insects such as flies and mosquitoes.
Participants in the study were patients of an orthopedic spinal clinic, a setting that provided a large volume of individuals who were seeing a physician for reasons unrelated to blood-borne infection. Patients unaware of their hepatitis status were examined, interviewed for risk factors, and tested for hepatitis C by the study's co-author, Paul Fischer, an internal medicine specialist with the Dallas Spine Group.
Hepatitis B is a blood-borne infection that can cause chronic illness and, in some, fatal liver diseases.
Liver-damaging HCV is the nation's most common chronic blood-borne infection. Each year in the United States, HCV, spread primarily through contact with infected blood, kills 8,000 to 10,000 people.
Affecting roughly 3.9 million people, the hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States: Individuals with HCV are at risk for chronic liver disease or other HCV-related chronic diseases during the first two or more decades following initial infection.
"That's concerning, because if needles aren't handled appropriately, you could potentially increase the risk of a blood-borne infection," Landen said.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States: nearly four million persons are chronically infected.