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1

An infection occurs when the presence of a _____ leads to a chain of events.

presence

2

All components of the chain must be present and intact for the _____ to occur.

infection

3

A nurse uses infection control practices (medical asepsis, surgical asepsis, standard precautions) to break the ____ and thus stop the spread of infection.

chain

4

_____ are the micro-organisms or microbes that cause infection.

pathogens