Preventing Infection

Preventing Infection

Welcome to the Preventing Infection Website of the Public Health Department. This website provides information and advice on several aspects of preventing infection.

 

Infections are caused by microorganisms that attach themselves to body cells and replicate. All infections have the potential to cause a person to become sick.  Outbreaks often last only a few days and affected persons recover quickly; nonetheless controlling infection is of prime importance to public health and cannot be taken for granted.