This topic explains the risk groups of biohazards, chain of infection, some commoninfectious diseases, and standard control measures. Many occupational groups are exposed to infectious agents or biohazards. The potential diseases are not only caused by the presence of biological agents in the body but also biological toxins. The risk is greatest among healthcare and laboratory workers, woodworkers, textile plant and sewage workers, miners, renovators, compost workers, and agricultural workers.
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Keywords: Biohazards; food-borne; host; human susceptibility; infectivity; microorganisms; mode of transmission; pathogen; pathogenicity; portal of exit; reservoir; vector; virulence; zoonosis
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Date added to OUM OER: 1 Apr 2022
Date Modified in OUM OER: 1 Apr 2022
Subject Matter Expert: Dr Yusof Omar
Submitter: Julifihana Jaafar
Technical Format: H5P
License : CC BY-NC-ND