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Preventing Transmission of Blood Borne Pathogens in Athletes

Purpose:

To prevent transmission of blood-borne pathogens during sports.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

prevention

ICD-10:

A49.9, B34.9

Description:

Exposure to blood is not uncommon in athletics, especially in the contact sports. Blood can be a source of exposure for certain pathogens that can cause life-threatening infections. Fortunately transmission of disease by blood exposure during sports is rare if proper precautions are taken.

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