airborne transmission


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Noun1.airborne transmission - a transmission mechanism in the which the infectious agent is spread as an aerosol and usually enters a person through the respiratory tractairborne transmission - a transmission mechanism in the which the infectious agent is spread as an aerosol and usually enters a person through the respiratory tract
transmission mechanism - any mechanism whereby an infectious agent is spread from a reservoir to a human being
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The study, which was carried out in a laboratory with the second highest security level to prevent accidental escape, resulted in 127 different viral hybrids between H5N1 and H1N1, five of which were able to pass by airborne transmission between laboratory guinea pigs.
The method shows a good potential for quickly identifying the index patient location during an airborne disease outbreak, as well as confirming the airborne transmission mechanism and dispersion of indoor virus- and bacterium-containing aerosols.
It cannot be passed from person to person by airborne transmission but spores can survive buried for years, even centuries.
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Five susceptible individually housed chickens were placed in between pairs to measure airborne transmission.
One is through noncompliance with the treatment regimen, and the other is via airborne transmission.
In addition, contaminated fountain water may increase the risk of airborne transmission of pathogens.
It's quite possible some people were exposed through airborne transmission," said Dr.
There's also no evidence that the virus can be spread through airborne transmission, and it poses no threat to humans, Hurley said.
Microbiologists employ UV-C germicidal lamps as engineering control measures to reduce infection caused by airborne transmission of bacterial pathogens within closed environments.
Tuberculosis (TB) is spread primarily via airborne transmission of aerosolized droplets developed by coughing, sneezing and talking.

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