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Acute Communicable Disease Control

    

Acute Communicable Disease Control


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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, Room 212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856
E-Mail:acdc2@ph.lacounty.gov
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Acute Communicable Disease Control
Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick/Sharps Safety

Health care workers can be exposed to viruses and other microorganisms that cause bloodborne diseases. Of concern are the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses. Potential exposure can occur by needlestick or sharps injury in the workplace. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are federal agencies dedicated to prevent work-related disease and injury. NIOSH conducts research and provides recommendations while OSHA sets forth and enforces standards for workplace health and safety.


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