Definition of cross infection in English:

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cross infection

noun

[mass noun]
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.
  • The guidelines also address issues that may be common to all travellers, including the risks of dehydration, thromboembolism, and cross infection.

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