CNA Infection Control

Blood-borne infections include

Hepatitis is a serious condition transmitted by blood. It is usually spread by sharing needles, sex, or needle sticks. Pneumonia, chicken pox, and measles are all airborne diseases. Pneumonia and measles are spread by coughing and sneezing. The varicella virus, which causes chicken pox and shingles, is one of the most contagious viruses. It is transmitted when someone scratches the blisters and the virus is released into the air. Measles pathogens can remain in the air for two hours after a cough or sneeze.

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