Biological Agents

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Last Updated: 06 May 2022

Biological agents consist of bacteria, infections, fungis, other bacteria and their associated contaminants. Anthrax is an intense infectious disease caused by a spore-forming bacterium called Bacillus anthracis. In spite of the uncertainties, poultry experts concur that immediate culling of infected and exposed birds is the first line of defense for both the protection of human wellness and the reduction of additional losses in the agricultural sector. OSHA estimates that 5. 6 million employees in the health and wellness care sector and related occupations are at risk of job-related exposure to bloodborne virus, including human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and others. Employees in childcare and healthcare centers are among those at best risk for exposure to CMV, a common virus that affects 10s of thousands of adults yearly in the United States and is conveniently spread out through call with saliva and other body fluids from contaminated individuals. Ebola hemorrhagic fever is the disease brought on by infection with an Ebola virus. It is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever brought on by any of numerous strains of viruses in the Ebolavirus category. MERS was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012, and a minimum of 25 other countries have reported verified cases of MERS. Extreme severe respiratory disorder is a viral respiratory health problem causes by a coronavirus, called SARS-associated coronavirus. Tularemia is referred to as "rabbit fever" or "deer fly fever" and is extremely contagious. Zika virus is most commonly spread via the bites of infected insects in areas with continuous viral transmission.

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