Pathogens associated with HAIs are derived primarily from human sources, but contaminated objects and environmental sources are also implicated.1 Human sources include patients, HCP, house hold members, and visitors. A source-individual may have an acute infection, or may be transiently or chronically colonized by pathogenic organisms. It is also important to recognize that the source-individual may be asymptomatic or may be in the incubation (subclinical) phase of infection.
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