General definitions

Elisabeth Presterl*, Magda Diab-El Schahawi*, Luigi Segagni Lusignani, Helga Paula, Jacqui S. Reilly

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Abstract

In the German-speaking parts of the world, hygiene is the science of the preservation of health and prevention of disease. According to the more up-to-date definition, hygiene comprises all measures for prevention and control of infections.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBasic Microbiology and Infection Control for Midwives
EditorsElisabeth Presterl, Magda Diab-El Schahawi, Jacqui S. Reilly
PublisherSpringer
Chapter1
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783030020262
ISBN (Print)9783030020255
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • hygiene
  • disease
  • health
  • infections

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