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Needlestick Statistics

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 | Permalink

Occupational Exposure

  •     1,300,000 deaths annually
  •     23,000,000 hepatitis infections annually
  •     260,000 HIV/AIDS infections annually
  •     According to the CDC, 80% of occupationally acquired       diseases in the U.S. are transmitted through needlestick injuries.
  •     Every 24 seconds a person dies from having an injection from an unclean syringe
  •     50% of injections given to children are unsafe

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