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Basic concepts

Nizam Damani

in Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Third edition

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199698356
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191732126 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698356.003.0001
Basic concepts

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This chapter discusses the following: human microflora, types of microbes, pathogenesis of infectious diseases, chain of infection, the body's defence mechanisms, and strategies to control and prevent health care-associated infections.

Keywords: microflora; microbes; health care-associated infections; infectious disease; infection

Chapter.  5751 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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