|The FIRST link in the Chain of Infection is the ____ Agent: A _____, such as bacterium or _____ that can cause disease.
||Causative. pathogen. virus.
|The SECOND link in the Chain of Infection is the ____: An area where the causative agent can ___; some common reservoirs include the human body, animals, the environment and fomite.
|What is fomite(s)?
||Objects or materials that are likely to carry infection, such as clothes, utensils, furniture, linens, doorknobs, bed pans, etc.
|The THRID link in the Chain of Infection is the Portal of __: a way for the causative agent to __ from the reservoir in where it has been ___. In the human __ pathogens can leave the body through urine, feces, saliva, blood, tears, ___ discharge, etc.
||Exit. escape. growing. body. mucous.
|The FOURTH link the Chain of Infection is the: Mode of ___: a way that the ____ agent can be ___ to another reservoir or host where it can ___.
||Transmission. causative. transmitted. live.
|What is Direct Contact?
||A person to person contact.
|Indirect Contact: when a ___ is transmitted from contaminated ____ such as food, __, feces and clothing. An example of this is spreading the pathogens on the ____, or breathing in ___ carrying airborne ____.
||pathogen. substances. air. hands. droplets. infections.
|The SIXTH link in the Chain of Infection is a Susceptible Host: A person likely to get an ____ or disease, usually because body ____ are ___.
||infection. defenses. weak.
|Why should health care workers be constantly aware of the parts in the Chain of Infection?
||If any parts of the Chain is eliminated the spread of disease or infection will be STOPPED!