Diseases Transmitted by Needle-stick Injury


Beside the major concerns of HIV, Hepatitis B and C needle-stick injuries have also transmitted many other diseases involving viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms to health care workers, laboratory researchers, prison staff, waste disposal and veterinarian staff.





The diseases include:

Many of these diseases were transmitted in rare, isolated events. They still demonstrate, however, that needle-stick injuries can have serious consequences.