Quiz: Test your knowledge on blood-borne pathogen safety
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Firefighters are often exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. According to an NFPA injury report, there were over 11,000 first responder exposures to communicable diseases in 2011. To break that down, that's one exposure for every 1,500 calls. The threat from a potential exposure can be reduced through an understanding of blood-borne pathogens.
Here's a quick quiz, provided by our online training partner FireEMS Academy, to test your knowledge on blood-borne pathogens. After taking the quiz, you'll be able to identify the bodily fluids and viruses that pose a risk, the portals of entry, what does and does not constitute an exposure, prevention methods and more.