Book Chapter or Conference Paper Title

Infection prevention and control in the tropics

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title or Conference Proceedings Title

Hunter's tropical medicine and emerging infectious diseases

Department

Women and Child Health; Paediatrics and Child Health; Pathology and Microbiology; Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Edition

10

ISBN

9780323555128

Editor

Edward T. Ryan

Publisher

Elsevier

City

Canada

Abstract

Tropical settings present unique challenges to the practice of infection prevention and control. These are multi-faceted due to differences in the climate, culture, social, and political milieu of low- and middle-income countries situated in the tropics, as well as the lack of resources. The emergence of communicable diseases and low vaccination coverage also lead to nosocomial augmentation of community outbreaks, further increasing the economic burden of hospital management. Addressing these challenges requires innovative, low-cost, and tailored solutions suited to the tropical environment.

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