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Infection Prevention In Challenging Environments

Abstract: In non-hospital settings, health care professionals face the challenge of a constantly evolving environment.  The specialists at Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders are deployed...
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Occupational Risk on the Rise: Turning a Blind Eye

Abstract: In hospitals and health clinics, the goal is to always treat the patients. An emerging concern is the welfare of the health care workers...
Hello World!

Hello World!

One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. - John F. Kennedy  Welcome to the launch of InfectionControl.tips. In this humble beginning, we are...
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Infection Prevention & Control: The Art and Pitfalls of Practicing Tough Love

Abstract In any human relationship, tough love helps to prevent and control dysfunction. In our co-existence with microbes, we need to use a similar strategy...
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The “Fatal Warning” Antibiotics Don’t Have

Abstract: Combating infectious diseases takes a community effort.  However, one of the most important messages that the public often hears, but doesn’t understand is “Complete...
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Public Health and Emerging Disease Outbreaks: Why Talking to the Community is a Good...

Abstract: The keys to combat infectious diseases are out there.  Due to insufficient communication between key players, we still don't know how to compile all...
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Building a Career In Infection Prevention: Jomcy’s Story

Abstract: The author of the following article discusses her path to building a career in Infection Prevention and Control.  Through volunteer opportunities, job shadowing and...
Hand Hygiene Nigeria

Hand Hygiene Nigeria: Implementation Lessons

Abstract: Infection prevention and control in health care settings in Nigeria is still very poor. Improvement in hand hygiene is fundamental to patient safety and...
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What do We Mean When We Talk about “Cleaning” and “Disinfecting”?

Abstract: When educating the public, we often use words like clean, disinfect, and processed interchangeably. What is often overlooked is that to infection control practitioners, the differences are...
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Four lesser known facts about Dengue

Like many tropical countries, India witnesses a cyclical spike in the number of Dengue cases every 4-5 years1. The current year has been one...