What are Bloodborne Pathogens?


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1. Which of the following statements is correct?

2. Bloodborne pathogens are usually spread via (choose the best answer):

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Infectious diseases can be transferred from person to person through a variety of ways. Diseases found in an individual's blood are known as bloodborne pathogens. This quiz and worksheet contains several questions that will go over facts about bloodborne pathogens, like specific risk factors and examples of bloodborne diseases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

If you can answer these questions correctly, you can be confident in your knowledge of:

  • Pathogens
  • Bloodborne pathogen transmission
  • Examples of bloodborne pathogens
  • At-risk individuals

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - answer these questions to see what you can remember about bloodborne pathogen diseases
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you have accurately understood the specific facts about the biological characteristics of bloodborne pathogens
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of bloodborne pathogens by answering questions about specific types of this kind of disease

Additional Learning

For more facts about bloodborne pathogens, read the associated lesson called What Are Bloodborne Pathogens? This lesson contains information on:

  • Human vasculature
  • The characteristics of pathogens
  • Characteristics and symptoms of specific diseases
  • The threat of bloodborne pathogens