fomite


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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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Infection can spread from patient to patient, not only on hands, but also via fomites such as ventilators, computer keyboards, pagers, and stethoscopes.
At each sampling, four pieces of each fomite were aseptically transferred into four separate test-tubes, each containing 1 mL of PBS.
Glove powder can act as a fomite, carrying infectious organisms such as VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus) or MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).
The reason that only a few children in a class became sick with strep was less a result of fomite concentration than the poorly understood child to child differences in immune response.
Potential fomite transmission of HPV has been demonstrated for rubber exam gloves,[7] biopsy forceps,[8] cryoprobe tips,[8] and vaginal speculae.
Paula Closson Buck; SUMMER ON THE COLD WAR PLANET; Fomite (Fiction: Literary) 14.
Even though several routes of transmission have been postulated, the specific relationship between clinical fomite contamination and infection is unclear (Kumari & Ichhpujani, 2000).
Utensils shared with a monkey would be a convenient fomite for herpes B virus, which can be transmitted through monkey saliva.
Silas Dent Zobal; THE INCONVENIENCE OF THE WINGS; Fomite (Fiction: Short Stories) 15.
The final fomite sample collection (10 samples) took place on August 15 after cleaning of fomites as per instructions of the EHPM.
Catherine Zobal Dent and Ann Piper (illustrator); UNFINISHED STORIES OF GIRLS; Fomite (Fiction: Short Stories) 15.
But when he counseled a family whose dog ate a possibly rabid skunk, he concluded that rabies prophylaxis was not required because there's no evidence of fomite spread of the virus.
Topics included foodborne illness investigations, commercial fish processing, the Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act, asbestos abatement, recreational water monitoring, cell phones as a fomite or source of electromagnetic field exposure, and much more.
Using an ATP Meter to Identify Cell Phones as a Possible Fomite for Bacterial Transmissions in the Workplace
Check all children periodically to ensure that they remain nit free and to ensure that fomite control is still in force.