Infection Control & Prevention

Written By: Care New England on July 29, 2020

The Care New England Infection Prevention and Control Departments promote patient safety by implementing nationally recognized best practices to prevent and control infection and by educating patients, families, staff and the community.

Take Everyday Preventive Actions

Wash Your Hands - Hand hygiene is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infection to yourself and others.

Cover Your Cough - Cover your cough and sneezes to prevent the spread of respiratory infections to other people including influenza.


What you need to know. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and recovery.

What are multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO)?

Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) are germs that are resistant to one or more classes of antibiotics. The most common multi-drug resistant organisms include:

Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and can even lead to death. The single best way to protect against the ever-changing flu virus is to get vaccinated each year.