Hospital outbreaks are reported more often in the medical literature than occurrences in the long-term care (LTC) or behavioral health setting. By studying and learning from outbreaks in the LTC or behavioral health setting, the infection preventionist (IP) will glean additional knowledge and apply this information to hopefully prevent future infections, and infection clusters, in their facility. This quarterly column will assist the IP in heightening awareness of appropriate interven- tions to preventing an outbreak.
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