HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria

Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria.

Infectious Agents

Infectious agents are organisms that are capable of producing infection or infectious disease. They include bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Healthcare workers have a high risk of contact with infectious agents due to the various types of activities involved with their jobs and the possibilities of contamination.

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