Festschrift: Professor Hendrik Johannes Koornhof

A BRIEF HISTORY OF INFECTION CONTROL

Arderne Forder

Abstract


This brief overview of the history of Infection Control draws attention to the many challenges that lie ahead. Although hospital infection control has been accepted in theory as an important and necessary discipline in most hospitals in the world, the practical application of the principles involved in such control are often conspicuous by their absence. There is need to convince the Health Authorities that money and time spent in the implementation of effective and efficient infection control programmes, is money and time well spent.

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Arderne Forder, Professor

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Infection control

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South African Medical Journal 2007;97(11):1161.

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Date submitted: 2007-05-03
Date published: 2007-11-23

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