risk of infection


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Noun1.risk of infection - the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
probability, chance - a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible; "the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5"
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Dr Doug Black, Medical Director for NHS England in Nottinghamshire, reiterated patients are only at a low risk of infection.
A source said: "While the risk of infection is low, the advice has been to screen everyone.
The risk was even greater for obese women who had more than twice the risk of infection compared to women in the normal body mass index (BMI) range.
London, June 22 (ANI): In what has come as a real eye-opener, a new study has found 30 different types of infection in a sample of pillows taken from hospital wards - posing a significant risk of infections such as MRSA and C.
Wash the bite wound thoroughly with soap and warm water in order to minimise the risk of infection.
To ensure the safety of all patientswe have extended our testing and introduced additional preventative measures to minimise the risk of infection.
Many do not fully understand the risk of infection during chemotherapy and the potential impact it has on one's overall treatment success.
Relative to women whose partners used condoms for 5% or fewer instances of intercourse, women whose partners used them 50-99% of the time had a 50% lower risk of infection (hazard ratio, 0.
The virus is highly contagious and women appear to be at greater risk of infection than men.
Then the researchers calculated the risk of infection per dive and per year based on the volume of swallowed water reported and pathogen concentrations.
Available in 1500 IU per syringe, the product helps simplify the drug preparation process while reducing the burden on medical staff and the risk of infection and contamination.
Finding cases among shelter staff is a signal that transmission of the disease has occurred and there is a risk of infection circulating among this population.