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a transmission mechanism in which the infectious agent is transferred directly into the body via touching or biting or kissing or sexual intercourse or by droplets entering the eye or nose or mouth

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Girls and women who have been sexually assaulted are at increased risk of HIV infection, through direct transmission and because of the long-term effects of sexual violence on risk-taking behaviour.
Will your system allow direct transmission to payers, or will the services of a clearinghouse be required?
The symptoms, however, are very general, similar to the symptoms of bacteria that it is necessary to have a convincing diagnosis Direct transmission to Direct transmission could be through poultry secretion, saliva, and dropping of infected chickens.
Its features include automatic notification of abnormal test results, missed follow-up appointments and missing lab results; a complete audit trail of all follow up activity; and direct transmission of test results from the lab to the patient's VestiTrak file, which eliminates the need for data entry.
A particularly vivid example of this tradition of direct transmission, which evokes the Gnostic mode of secret transmission, is found in The Sutra of Hui-Neng, where the Sixth Patriarch describes how the dharma (the teachings) was passed to him by the Fifth Patriarch Jung-jen.
According to Kawaoka, the 1997 Hong Kong outbreak had two distinct features -- direct transmission of the virus from birds to humans, and detection of the virus in two forms among patients, of which one was deemed virulent, particularly in the heart and brain.
The increased risk may be attributable to the direct transmission of paternal structural chromosomal abnormalities, which are found more frequently in infertile men, said Dr.
Input this measurement to the instrument via direct transmission [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
The blinds are up, so there is also direct transmission of the low sun.
Presently, electronically filed returns must be submitted through an IRS-approved transmitter, but direct transmission is probably not far in the future.
The most likely source of the virus in this case seems to be waterfowl with which the patient had contact,'' concluded the authors, who believe this to be the first documented case of direct transmission of influenza virus from a bird to a human.
The direct transmission factor of the bulk or interior phase, [T.
Such a network would greatly accelerate direct transmission of text and images, eliminating the need for shuttling computer disks back and forth.
The sharing of needles and drug equipment continues, despite overwhelming proof of direct transmission of the virus.
Schools Financial Credit Union now has direct transmission and receipt capabilities with the Federal Reserve.