airborne transmission


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a transmission mechanism in the which the infectious agent is spread as an aerosol and usually enters a person through the respiratory tract

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The analysis of the infectious virus showed that a significant number of flu patients routinely shed infectious virus, not merely detectable RNA, into aerosol particles small enough to present a risk for airborne transmission.
Makishima: Significance of airborne transmission of Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery unit: Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.
All forms of kennel cough (or "Infectious Bronchitis" to use its scientific name) are passed by "airborne transmission".
No airborne transmission and insects are reported in transmission of Ebola virus.
Doctors advise a minimum distance of 6-10 feet from affected person to avoid airborne transmission.
Firstly, airborne transmission may emerge through suboptimal central air conditioning system in hospital settings.
This airborne transmission becomes even more prevalent in health-care settings because of overburdened and overcrowded hospitals and the presence of patients with immunosuppression.
Now, most scientists understand that there are significant physical and evolutionary barriers to a blood- and fluid-borne virus developing airborne transmission, as Garrett has acknowledged.
Typically, airborne transmission requires a four-hour exposure to the sick individual over a one-week period.
There are different pathways of pathogen transport such as direct contact with an infected person or as airborne transmission or a combination of pathways.
The main route of M genavense infection in the diamond doves was most likely airborne, suggesting a potential zoonotic risk of airborne transmission between humans and birds.
Airborne transmission has not been documented to date.
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