About one-quarter of deaths worldwide are caused by infectious organisms. On October 20-26, 2013 the international community recognizes Infection Prevention Week, an opportunity to raise awareness of infectious disease and advance efforts to prevent infection, particularly in health care settings.
Expert reports, booklets, and interactive online tools from the National Academies are available to help health care workers and the public understand and prevent infection:
- What You Need to Know about Infectious Disease (an educational booklet)
- Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health (an online exhibit)
- Infectious Disease Movement in a Borderless World (a workshop summary)
- Antibiotic Resistance: Implications for Global Health and Novel Intervention Strategies (a workshop summary)