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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Sources at the complex said that medical operations stopped in fear of cross-infection among patients, due to piles of rubbish following cleaning workers' strike over failure to pay their salaries .
There is also the risk of cross-infection between people with CF.
White coats, neckties and stethoscopes have all been implicated in cross-infection in hospitals.
HAIs can result from cross-infection by healthcare professionals or visitors whose hands have come in contact with contaminated surfaces.
Cross-infection control practice of staff in a dental school Odontostomatol Trop 1998; 25-8.
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 cross-infection problem was clearly demonstrated in the worldwide SARS outbreak in 2003 (Li et al.
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.