Healthcare-associated infections: think globally, act locally.

@article{Marcel2008HealthcareassociatedIT,
  title={Healthcare-associated infections: think globally, act locally.},
  author={J-P Marcel and Mahmoud Alfa and Ferney Baquero and J{\^e}rome Etienne and Herman Goossens and Stephan Harbarth and Waleria Hryniewicz and Wayne Jarvis and Mitsuo Kaku and R. Leclercq and Sarah Levy and David Mazel and Patricio Nercelles and Trish M. Perl and Daniel Pittet and C Vandenbroucke-Grauls and Neil Woodford and Vincent Jarlier},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={
          895-907
        }
}
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) have been a hot topic for several decades. An understanding of HAIs should be based on an understanding of the organisms that cause infection and determine prevention. Although some improvements in control in hospitals have been recorded, the community setting is now implicated, and the role of microbiology in diagnosis, detection of carriers and strain typing of organisms is evident. As healthcare systems vary widely, prevention strategies must be… CONTINUE READING

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