Infection control is the discipline concerned with preventing nosocomial or healthcare-associated infection, a practical (rather than academic) sub-discipline of epidemiology. It is a part of the infrastructure of health care to be recognized and supported.
Infection prevention and control measures aim to ensure the protection of those who might be vulnerable to acquiring an infection both in the general community and while receiving care due to health problems, in a range of settings. The basic principle of infection prevention and control is hygiene. Objectives of infection control include Develop a cross-sectional, multidisciplinary WHO initiative for Prevention and Control of infections associated with healthcare. Provide support to help prevent spread of infectious diseases through evidence-based infection control measures in health care settings.
Related Journals of Infection Control
Journal of Infectious Diseases and Diagnosis, Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy, Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, Microbes and Infection, Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology.