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Infection control

 

Infection control refers to all policies, procedures and activities that aim to prevent or minimize the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. This refers to health care acquired infections, as well as to infections of public health concern, making it a cross-cutting, multi-disciplinary activity.

Infection prevention and control is often perceived as being limited to health care facilities. However, their scope is much wider, including among others: patient safety, occupational health, food safety, biosafety, injection safety, blood safety, and containment of antimicrobial resistance.

 

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