Definition – What does Pathogen mean?
A pathogen is a biological agent that causes disease in the body. As such, it is the first link in the line of infection. The human body contains natural defenses against pathogens. The immune system and helpful bacteria are primary pathogen fighters within your body. When a pathogen enters the body and leads to infection, a person is classed as being infected.
Pathogens are also known as germs, infectious agents, and bugs.
HSSE World explains Pathogen
When a pathogen enters the body and leads to infection, a person is classed as being infected. In modern times, while medical advances such as vaccinations, antibiotics and fungicide have lessened our susceptibility to pathogens, they remain a threat to humans. It is vital to ensure that the workplace is safe and hygienic in order to lessen the exposure to pathogens in the workplace.This definition was written in the context of Environmental, Health, and Safety« Back to Glossary Index