infectious isolation


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infectious isolation

Etymology: L, inficere, to stain; It, isolare, to detach
a practice of confining a patient with a particularly virulent disease to an isolated room or other area to reduce the risk of contact and spread of the disease among hospital personnel.

infectious isolation

An isolation technique that protects both health care personnel and patients from anyone who has or is suspected of having an infectious disease.
See also: isolation
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