Infectious Diseases: How Do You Break the Chain?

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As a healthcare worker, it’s crucial for you to update your knowledge on the spread and containment of infectious diseases, and what you can do to help break the chain of infection and contain the spread.

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Infectious diseases are illnesses caused by pathogenic organisms, including viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. They may be transmitted by people, animals (zoonotic diseases) or environmental sources (e.g. water), depending on the specific pathogen.


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Kerensa Manning
13 Apr 2023
Relevant to practice
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Darya Kravsun
06 Apr 2020
Clear and concise
Perrina Bozanich
16 Aug 2020
good information
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Jacqui Simao
08 Aug 2020
A good reminder that self care is critical for health care workers. Dehydration compromises immunity.
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Andrew Parker
08 Apr 2020
I found this to be very helpful to remember hand hygiene in this period of a possibly very dangerous pandemic of Covid19
20 Apr 2020
This was a short and very informative easy to use and portable.
Meena Giri
12 Apr 2020
Very informative in this present suitation.
Sumneang Mahapol
09 Jan 2023
Good knowledge
Peter Hanisch
27 Apr 2020
Well presented important information
Pei Drukeshkumar
08 Apr 2020
Good basic knowledge and understanding of infectious diseases and prevention control. Improve self confidence.
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