indirect transmission


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Related to indirect transmission: indirect transmission of infection, vector transmission
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Noun1.indirect transmission - a transmission mechanism in which the infectious agent is transferred to the person by a fomite of vector
transmission mechanism - any mechanism whereby an infectious agent is spread from a reservoir to a human being
vector-borne transmission - indirect transmission of an infectious agent that occurs when a vector bites or touches a person
vehicle-borne transmission - indirect transmission of an infectious agent that occurs when a vehicle (or fomite) touches a person's body or is ingested
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HAIs are caused by the direct or indirect transmission of microbes.
A case control study found presence of reptiles in the home to be a highly significant risk factor for salmonellosis in infants <1 year of age, strongly suggesting a predominant role of indirect transmission (Mermin, 1997).
ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2009 (Balochistan Times) --New data has allowed a team of University of Georgia researchers to create the first model that takes into account both direct and indirect transmission of the viruses among birds.