The transfer of infection, especially to a hospital patient with a different infection or between different species of animal or plant: complications of scarlet fever are caused by cross infection with strains other than the original streptococcus cross infection of the virus between cattle and sheep
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- Infection control measures help to minimise cross infection.
- He published many papers on cross infection in hospitals.
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