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

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([section]) Outbreaks were categorized as undetermined if mode of transmission was identified but specific water exposure, setting of person-to-person exposure, animal reservoir, food vehicle, or fomite was not identified or reported.
Open forum infectious diseases knowledge, attitude, and practices of healthcare personnel regarding the transmission of pathogens via fomites at a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.
Bacterial flora of fomites in a Nigerian multi-disciplinary intensive care unit.
These viruses are a major concern for surfaces and fomites in the food production, service, and grocery retail industries (U.S.
Optimal hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette and regular disinfection of surface and fomites are also simple measures that can be followed to avoid diseases." According to Dr Bayat, parents need to be careful especially when a child has high temperature or rashes and must stop sending him or her to school if detected with an infectious disease by the doctor until they recover fully from it.
Hospital staff and family caregivers can acquire infections through direct patient contact or contaminated fomites (18,19).
How Norovirus spreads: Not just directly through fecal-oral transmission but also from eating and drinking contaminated food and water, handling contaminated surfaces and objects (fomites) followed by hand-to-mouth contact, and via ingestion of aerosolized particles ((http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr6003.pdf) 1 ), a Norovirus property unique among GI tract pathogens ((http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aron_Hall/publication/224933809_Noroviruses_The_Perfect_Human_Pathogens/links/0046352616f050368a000000.pdf) 2 ).
Strictly speaking, much of this is the result of coughing or sneezing (which cause much more forceful air expulsion than normal breathing) and works through the expulsion of fomites (tiny droplets), but the precedent is there.
"We can follow hygiene procedures, use gowns or gloves as needed, keep a clean environment, not bring in possible fomites such as cell phones, watches, or jewellery, and be a watchdog for the hospital, requesting that healthcare workers do hand hygiene if we don't see it being done," Goldstein said.
Mellanby found that scabies is transmitted from human-to-human contact and not usually through fomites; the incubation time from inoculation to symptomatic itching is about 1 month; the untreated course leads to progressive pruritus, and it is difficult to reinfest previously infected individuals.
The red, scaly rash spread centrifugally over several weeks, and fomites, such as a watch, can spread infectious diseases.
The patient was advised to wash all clothing and fomites with insecticide.