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Mastitis

Mastitis: Either inflammatory or infectious in nature, mastitis is characterized by non-alarming and frequent breast inflammation in women who are nursing. Apart from pregnancy, mastitis can be caused by other health problems, such as diabetes or syphilis.

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Hot zone

A hot zone is a section of a facility (sometimes an entire facility or even a city district) where there is a high risk of contamination by patients with an infectious disease. All individuals entering a hot zone must respect appropriate protective measures. By analogy, “cold zone” and “warm zone” are used to refer to areas where there is no infected individual or only individuals suspected of having an infection.