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Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) "HAI" logo

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Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are infections  that occur while receiving health care. Patients with medical devices (central lines, urinary catheters, ventilators) or who undergo surgical procedures are at risk of acquiring HAIs. They may also be exposed to healthcare-associated pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).

The Division of Public Health HAI Prevention Program conducts statewide HAI surveillance and coordinates HAI prevention efforts among numerous private healthcare and public health partners.

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Contacts

Wisconsin Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies

Gwen Borlaug, Infection Control Epidemiologist
Wisconsin Division of Public Health 
Bureau of Communicable Diseases and Emergency Response
(Phone 608-267-7711)  (Fax 608-261-4976)

Last Revised: August 21, 2014