Definition of blood-borne in English:

blood-borne

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adjective

(Of a disease, bacterium, virus, etc.) carried by the blood.
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  • Other risks associated with chronic blood transfusions for thalassemia major include blood-borne diseases like hepatitis B and C.
  • Needles contaminated with blood or body fluids pose a serious risk of transmission of blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus.
  • Most users inject their drugs, which increases the risk of blood-borne viruses like Hepatitis C and HIV being transferred through sharing needles.

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