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Community-Acquired Infections

Introduction: Community-Acquired Infections

Description of Community-Acquired Infections

Community-Acquired Infections: Any infection acquired in the community, that is, contrasted with those acquired in a health care facility ($CROSS INFECTION$). An infection would be classified as community-acquired if the patient had not recently been in a health care facility or been in contact with someone who had been recently in a health care facility.
Source: MeSH 2007

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