Medical discipline concerned with the spatial and temporal occurrence of transmissible diseases. Studies on transmission paths and pathogen reservoirs serve as basis for deriving predictions of the spread and prevention strategies. In addition to recommendations on hygiene, the area of activity includes measures of public health promotion in case of transmissible diseases and surveillance possibilities.
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!