Infection control prevents or stops the spread of infections in healthcare settings. This site includes an overview of how infections spread, ways to prevent the spread of infections, and more detailed recommendations by type of healthcare setting.
An introduction to how germs spread and rationale for infection control
Essential steps to prevent the spread of infections known as Standard Precautions and Transmission-Based Precautions
Infection control guidelines and recommendations for healthcare settings
Training and continuing education courses on infection control topics for healthcare providers
Infection control information and resources for acute care, dialysis, long-term care, and outpatient settings
Resources to support occupational infection prevention and control in healthcare settings and to protect the health and safety of healthcare personnel, patients, and visitors.
What CDC is doing globally to support sustainable solutions to infectious disease threats in healthcare delivery
What CDC is doing to address global infection control challenges