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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ISLAMABAD -- Vitamin D was boosting recovery from burn injury as patients with severe burns are at high risk of infection, a study revealed.
Judge Ramsey wrote of the ruling, "There is no generally accepted scientific evidence -- and plaintiffs offer none -- that the risk of infection associated with FAWs [forced-air warming systems] is greater than that associated with patients who are not warmed during surgery.
A SENIOR cleric has suspended the use of the sign of peace handshake due to the risk of infection.
The new disposable, single-use arthroscopes replace existing reusable examining tools which are often of poorer vision quality and can increase the risk of infection if not sterilised correctly.
Bites are usually not sutured because of the risk of infection.
On World Hepatitis Day, the Department of Health (DOH) urged new mothers and pregnant women to have their infants vaccinated against hepatitis B from birth to lessen the risk of infection.
Contract notice: Service four of collection, transport and disposal of hazardous medical waste is not a risk of infection, health hazardous and infectious waste, waste requiring special disposal methods by using brokerage platform telematics sintel - various lots.
However, due to his breaches of the protocol, he placed his patients at a low risk of infection from blood borne viruses, hence the mass screening.
Some follow all the steps of good lens wear hygiene and habits, yet some still end up with infections and others are unaware that sleeping in their contacts or wearing them in the shower or when swimming can put them at risk of infection.
ATHERE would indeed be a risk of infection if that was what was really happening.
The Nose to Toes[TM] system addresses risk of infection from the skin, mouth and nose with an antiseptic approach.
A: Dr Catherine Wloch of the Health Protection Agency, lead author of a recent study on caesareans and infection, says: "Yes, there is a risk of infection for women having a caesarean section.