This knowledge base covers subjects such as epidemiology, viral and bacterial infections, and infection control best practices.
COVID19 has changed the way we operate and the way we think about infectious diseases. Suddenly, infectious diseases have become the most interesting topic in our lives.
Hepatitis affects millions of people in the United States. Learn more about the types, treatments, and prevention of hepatitis for healthcare providers.
To control transmission of infectious diseases and best protect our patients, coworkers, families, and friends, we must first understand the basics about bloodborne diseases, airborne diseases, and uncommon diseases as well as how these germs are acquired, transmitted, and how they behave outside the body.
We must make certain that healthcare providers understand the inherent dangers of improper infection control practices and what steps to take in the event that they are exposed to an infectious agent.
The definition of a novel coronavirus (nCoV) is one that has not been found in humans before that point. In November of 2019, a nCoV was found in Wuhan, China. That coronavirus was first labeled as 2019-nCoV.
The influenza virus is responsible for the morbidity and mortality of millions of people every year throughout the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently warned that influenza is a global health threat and has the potential to become a global pandemic unless nations take measures to “prevent, control and prepare.”