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Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammation of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and surrounding tissue. It can be caused by a variety of bacteria or viruses, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The bacteria most frequently responsible are Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis, but bacteria normally found in the vagina and cervix can also be the cause.

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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.