Infection Control

Examples

Upper respiratory tract

  • inhalation (eg. influenza)

Gastrointestinal tract

  • ingestion (eg. gastroenteritis)

Blood

  • needlestick injury (eg. hepatitis B)

Urogenital tract

  • sexual contact (eg. chlamydia)

Skin and mucous membranes

  • open wound or punctures (eg. stepping on a nail)
  • ulcers
A foot stepping on nails