vector-borne transmission


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Noun1.vector-borne transmission - indirect transmission of an infectious agent that occurs when a vector bites or touches a person
indirect transmission - a transmission mechanism in which the infectious agent is transferred to the person by a fomite of vector
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Although vector-borne transmission predominates, humans can also become infected congenitally, orally through contaminated food or beverages, or hematogenously through blood transfusion or organ transplantation.
28-30) Local vector-borne transmission of Zika has occurred in very restricted areas in South Florida (31,32); the Florida Department of Health reports 153 cases as of publication, but many of the infected individuals were asymptomatic and found only in surveillance.
He differentiated that Vector-borne transmission is typical of countries in which insects, arthropods, and other parasites are widespread.
Chagas disease primarily occurs through vector-borne transmission by various species of triatomine bugs.
The United States Trypanosoma cruzi Infection Study: evidence for vector-borne transmission of the parasite that causes Chagas disease among United States blood donors.