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Raleigh General Hosts Infection Control Fair

BECKLEY (WVVA) -- Raleigh General Hospital hosted an Infection Control Fair for employees on Wednesday.

Over twenty displays showed how to prevent sickness within the hospital both between the employees and patients.

Nancy ward, Infection Control Nurse at Raleigh General, said using hand sanitizer and washing your hands after personal contact with patients are top ways of prevention. "First and foremost we want everybody to remember the importance of our providing care that doesn't compromise the patient's health. We make patients better," Ward said.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevention and reduction of healthcare-associated infections is a top priority for the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The event was a hospital-wide initiative.

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