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2008-07-09 12:00:49

More than 385,000 needlestick and other sharps-related injuries are sustained annually by hospital-based healthcare personnel, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, with countless others occurring in nursing homes, outpatient clinics, physician offices and emergency care services. These injuries put healthcare workers at risk of becoming infected with life-threatening viruses, such as hepatitis B and C viruses and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.