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Topic of the Month August 2014

Hygiene - averting the risk of infection

Hygiene and our health are closely linked to each other. That applies both to our homes and hospitals and public buildings. Hygiene prevents illnesses and helps us to keep up our physical capabilities. Disinfection measures as well as the right handling of antibiotics are decisive for the prevention and the control of infections. Multi-resistant gram-negative pathogens are also a growing threat as they are resistant to important classes of antibiotics.