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Infection Risks

Infection Risks

Did you Know? Germs Can Live in Dirt
Did you Know? Germs Can Live in Water
Did you Know? Germs Can Live on High-Touch Surfaces
Did you Know? Germs Can Live on Dry Surfaces
Did you Know? Germs Can Live on Devices
Did you Know? Germs Live on the Skin
Did you Know? Germs Live on Broken Skin
Did you Know? Germs Live in “The Gut”
Did you Know? Germs Can Live in Blood
Did you Know? Germs Live in the Respiratory System
Did you Know? Germs Spread through Touch
Germs Can Live on Devices
Germs Can Live in Dirt
Germs Can Live on Dry Surfaces
Germs Live in Water and On Wet Surfaces
Germs Can Live in Blood
Germs Can Live in The Respiratory System
Germs Live in “The Gut”
Germs Live on the Skin
Learn Where Germs Live in Health Care
Take the Quiz: Fidgeting Felix Gets an IV
Take the Quiz: Diarrhea Dilemma
Recognize Infection Risks in Health Care
Learn to Recognize Infection Risks

The Project Firstline program is a national training collaborative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with ANA and the American Academy of Pediatrics, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity.

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Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. ANA is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webpage do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

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