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Surgical site infections (SSI) accounts for 14% to 17% of all hospital-acquired infections and 38% of nosocomial infections in surgical patients [1],[2]. SSI remain a substantial cause of morbidity and death, possibly because of the larger number of elderly surgical patients or those with a variety of chronic and immunocompromising conditions, and emergence of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms.

Factors causing surgical site infections are multifarious. Several studies have identified the main patient-related (endogenous) and procedure-related (external) factors that influence the risk of SSI.

Part of the external factors are procedural and behavioural aspects including the not wearing or improper wearing of surgical masks.

[1] Weigelt JA, Lipsky BA, Tabak YP, et al. Surgical site infections: Causative pathogens and associated outcomes. Am J Infect Control. 2010;38:112-120.

[2] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, author. National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) System Report, data summary from January 1992 through June 2004, issued October 2004. Am J Infect Control. 2004;32:470-485.

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