Discuss the process of infection, including the infection cycle and its components

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Discuss the process of infection, including the infection cycle and its components:

• Infectious agent

• Reservoir

• Portal of exit

• Means of transmission

• Portal of entry

• Susceptible host

Review the stages of infection: (1) incubation period, (2) prodromal stage, (3) full stage of illness, and (4) convalescent period. Relate the process and stages of infection to the unique role of the infection preventionist in the hospital setting.