Invasion of microorganisms and/or toxins into the bloodstream. For this, the pathogens leave their original centre of inflammation, spread throughout the organisms via the blood, and trigger severe reactions in the body. Possible consequences include a septic shock which causes failure of the circulatory system, blood coagulation and organs.
The A-to-Z database provides information on each pathogen, the most common infections that it triggers, its main transmission paths and recommendations on disinfection. In the glossary, you will find explanations of infection control terms. Search now!