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Infection and infection risks

  • Rosemary Rogers
  • Jane Salvage
  • Roger Cowell
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Abstract

Hospitals and other health care settings are full of germs whose hazards are particularly insidious because they are not visible. Dangers that cannot be seen tend to be ignored, played down or forgotten.

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© Rosemary Rogers, Jane Salvage and Roger Cowell 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosemary Rogers
  • Jane Salvage
  • Roger Cowell
    • 1
  1. 1.Burford Community HospitalOxfordshireUK

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