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    Urinary Tract Infections and Blood Borne Pathogens

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    1. How does an active infection occur in the urinary tract? Which factors in the urinary tract predispose humans toward urinary tract infections?

    2. Explain the strategies devised by OSHA and the CDC to prevent transmission of blood borne pathogens of infectious diseases.

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    1. Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by microbes such as fungi, viruses and bacteria when the microbes overcome the body's natural defenses against infection. Common risk factors for UTIs include any condition that prevents complete emptying of the bladder. These conditions include use of a catheter in the urinary tract, a kidney stone, enlarged prostate or injury of the spinal cord. Another factor for UTIs is sexual activity that results in increase of bacteria in the urinary tract for a short period of about 24 ...

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    The following posting discusses urinary tract infections and blood borne pathogens. Concepts discussed include factors that lead to infections and strategies to prevent transmission.