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.
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Cross-infection control in general dental practice: dentists' behavior compared with their knowledge and opinions.
But their relationship goes from rosy to risky when they're kept apart by the likelihood of cross-infection, especially since Will has been found to have a pneumonia-causing opportunistic pathogen in his immunocompromised lungs.
Five feet is the distance they must keep apart to minimise risk of a potentially fatal cross-infection, and touching and kissing are forbidden.
Cross-infection can be defined as the transmission of infectious agents between patients and staff within a clinical environment1.
Dental burs are used to accomplish a variety of objectives which include cavity preparation, access opening during root canal treatment, caries removal, crown preparation and a myriad of other dental procedures.1 They can become contaminated heavily with saliva, blood, necrotic tissue and potential pathogens which can act as a source of cross-infection.6 Due to complex architecture of dental burs, pre-cleaning and subsequent sterilisation is difficult to achieve.7 Proper attention to adequate cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation should be ensured in the routine dental practice to prevent cross-infection.6
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.
Identity (ID) tags: A vector for cross-infection? (online only)
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."