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Sharps bin. Technician disposing of a contaminated item in a sharps bin in a hospital microbiology laboratory. Contaminated sharps include items such as used scalpel blades and syringe needles. They are disposed of carefully and incinerated to reduce the risk of accidental injury and infection with blood-borne pathogens such as hepatitis or HIV.
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