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medical vocacbulary


contagious Can be spread to other people
chain of infection factors that must be present for an infection to result
reserviors human, insects, food, and water for the microorganisms and allow them to multiply
fomites non living materials that house microorganisms
portal of exit escape routes in humans that allow microorganisms to leave
mode of transmission the way a disease is passed along
portal of entry pathogens to get into the host or environment.
host something capable or has been infected
immunity a state of not being susceptible to pathogens
surgical asepsis sterilization of ant item that penetrates the skin or comes into ant contact with a normally sterile part of the body
infectious agent a pathogen that can get us sick
medical asepsis redousing the amount of pathogens
healthcare associates infection (HSI) when a health care facility , a patient can get infections unrealated to their illness
Created by: allydalton