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Infectious Agent
-Bacteria
-Fungi
-Viruses
-Rickettsiae
-Protozoa
Break chain: Rapid accurate identificaiton of organisms
Reservoirs
-People
-Equipment
-Water
-Animals
Break chain: employee health, environmental sanitation, disinfection/sterilization
Portal Of Exit
-Excretions
-Secretions
-Skin
-Droplets
Break chain: hand washing, control of excretions and secretions, trash and waste disposal
Means Of Transmission
-Direct contact
-Ingestion
-Fomites
-Airborne
Break chain: isolation, food handling, air flow, universal precautions, sterilization, hand washing
Portal Of Entry
-Mucous Membrane
-GI tract
-Gu tract
-Respiratory tract
-Broken skin
Break chain: wound care, catheter care, aseptic technique
Susceptible Host
-Immunosuppression
-Diabetes
-Surgery
-Burns
-Elderly
Break chain: recognition of high-risk patients, treatment of underlying diseases