cross-infection

cross-in·fec·tion

(kraws in-fek'shŭn)
Infection spread from one source to another; person to person, animal to person, person to animal, animal to animal.

cross-infection

transmission of infection between individuals. See NOSOCOMIAL INFECTION.

cross-infection

spread of infection from patients to staff or to other patients, directly or via fomites

cross-infection,

n the transmission of a communicable disease from one person to another because of a poor barrier protection.
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The father-of-one set up Build4Life to raise funds for a specialist unit in Cork University Hospital where CF patients could get treatment, safe in the knowledge they were not in danger of cross-infection.
Hand hygiene improvements, such as routinely using EcoHydra, are the simplest and most effective way to prevent cross-infection in practice.
Inspectors have ordered NHS Lanarkshire to ensure all patient equipment is clean to reduce the risk of cross-infection.
The finding in this study will help designers in the design phase of a POV system to reduce the risk of airborne cross-infection between people in a room.
The product is the only medical tourniquet to have been clinically trialled and is designed to prevent cross-infection between patients.
Unless the entire badger population is wiped out, TB will still persist because of cross-infection.
More and more people are spending a considerable amount of time in the indoor environment, and it is therefore important to provide a good air quality and to minimize the danger of, for example, cross-infection risk and passive smoking.
Tests are now under way to see if this is the same sub-type as the cross-infection, or whether it is unconnected.
Spokesman Javier Segura said: "Parents have a greater risk of cross-infection and are more likely to catch common colds and flu - yet they worry more about bringing germs home from the office.
coli cross-infection in the maternity-neonatal unit at Singleton Hospital.
coli cross-infection in the hospital's maternity/neonatal unit, supported by Public Health Wales.
I can set his mind at rest by telling him that the treatment given by the district nurse was textbook and totally professional in the continuing fight against cross-infection.