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International Infection Prevention Week

Social: #IIPW

Twitter: @APIC

Facebook: @APICInfectionPreventionandYou


When someone goes to a hospital or other healthcare setting to receive care, they become vulnerable to catching healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Unfortunately, in the U.S., approximately 1 in 31 people in hospitals die each year with these infections—many of which could have been prevented with proper infection prevention practices. 

International Infection Prevention Week is an awareness event to highlight ways to stop the spread of HAIs. Read more about the history of IIPW.

Join your colleagues and friends in celebrating International Infection Prevention Week, October 13-19. This year, because of the rapid rise in measles cases in the U.S. and around the world, IIPW will focus on the crucial role vaccines play in eliminating serious diseases.

Be sure to join our Twitter Chat (#IIPWChat) on October 15 at 12 PM ET where we will discuss ways to increase vaccination! 

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202
(202) 789-1890
(202) 789-1899 Fax
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Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

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