Les épidémies d’infections nosocomiales : investigation et méthodes épidémiologiques

The purpose of this paper was to detail the different steps of a nosocomial infection outbreak investigation

J. Haesebaert

2010

Scholarcy highlights

  • The purpose of this paper was to detail the different steps of a nosocomial infection outbreak investigation
  • A descriptive study is useful to generate hypotheses on the source or on the routes of transmission that should be tested in an analytical study
  • Appropriate control measures based on investigation results should be established as soon as possible to control outbreak extension
  • Collaborative work between health professionals is required for an efficient outbreak investigation and is a determining factor of its control

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