Healthcare ‑ associated infections: A public health problem

  • Angela Revelas


Disinfection and sterilization in hospitals, is of increasing concern. Nosocomial infections can be defined as those occurring within 48 hours of hospital admission, 3 days of discharge or 30 days of an operation. They affect 1 in 10 patients admitted to hospital. Nosocomial infections are associated with a great deal of morbidity, mortality, and increased financial burden.

Keywords: Infections, health problem, morbility, hospitals

Nigerian Medical Journal | Vol. 53 | Issue 2 | April-June | 2012

Author Biography

Angela Revelas
Department of Pathological, General Hospital of St.Nicolaos, Crete‑Greece

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2229-774X
print ISSN: 0300-1652