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Synonyms for fomite

any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc


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Identification of fomites for possible NiV transmission would help design interventions prioritizing the area of hospital wards for disinfection to reduce surface contamination and possible risk for fomite transmission.
Regardless, the risk of CA-MRSA transmission through an intermediary fomite is not well understood (Benjamin, Nikore, & Takagishi, 2007).
The first of these is our likely source of MDx substrates, acting much as fomites do.
12) Knowledge of the fomites commonly found in dental offices that are characterized by the highest levels of microbial contamination, coupled with the potential risks of pathogen transmission, can facilitate the development of a strategic surface-treatment hygienic intervention strategy employing the use of disinfectants.
5) Patients can pick up tinea corporis via fomites at the gym, through soil in the garden, or by touching a pet's fur or a child's scalp when either has the fungal infection.
Animal experiments reveal FFCV to be infectious for at least 16 h after drying (30), raising the possibility of infectious particles in the experiments assessing contamination immediately after running high-titer samples, even if the overall risk of FFCV transmission from fomites is low.
It is passed to humans from animals (cats, free-grazing horses) or possibly fomites, identified in water or soil contaminated by waste.
Present study data collection was done using semi structured questionnaire regarding knowledge of utilisation of sanitary latrines and its association with preventable water borne, faecal borne and food borne diseases transmitted by finger flies & fomites.
1,2 Skin-to-skin contact in football, basketball and wrestling while fomites in running, weight lifting and volleyball are important causes of spread of infection.
Person to person transmission of microorganisms is well recognized, but the role of fomites in nosocomial infection is not as well understood.
Infection is by oral or inhalation routes and via shell membranes, water, fomites with an incubation period of 3-5 days.
12A-1 B-2 C-3 CORRECT ANSWER B Every week with antibacterial wipes to remove skin bacteria such as staphylococcus, viruses and fomites, microbes that can cause infection.
A concern with Staphylococcus aureus has emerged because of the possibility that fomites may play a significant role in the transferral of S.
After various periods of time--two to eight hours--the research team sampled 60 to 100 fomites, surfaces capable of carrying infectious organisms (such as light switches, push buttons, coffee pots handles, sink tap handles, phones and computer equipment) for the phages.