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cross infection

Infection contracted between individual organisms with different pathogens, such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses, and parasites. The infection could also be acquired from the surrounding environment, contaminated equipment, or health and animal care personnel.
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  • nosocomial infection
  • hospital-acquired infection
  • hospital infection
  • hospital-associated infection
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