Chapter 10 Bio

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Case: The Revenge of the Blue Devils 1. Aerosol transmission is when an infection spreads from one person to another through the air. The infection is in the air because of the person releasing a small amount of saliva from their mouth, for example, during a cough or sneeze. Contact transmission is when an infection spreads from one person to another because of physical interaction between the two people. The infection can also spread indirectly if an infected person touches or contacts an object and then a second person interacts with the object. 2. Infectious agents are also transmitted through water, food, insects, and reproduction. Infections can spread through food or water if the food or water source was infected with
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Unformatted text preview: the agent, and then a person consumed the infested food or water. Infections can spread by means of insects because the insects are infected and then bite a person, spreading the disease. This is biological vector transmission. Mechanical vector transmission is when an insect carries the infected agent of their body and then transfers the agent to a person through contact. Vertical transmission is when a mother passes a disease onto her baby while the baby is in the womb or while breast feeding. 3. The tainted turkey sandwiches were consumed between 12 and 48 hours before the game. This amount of time allowed the virus to undergo its incubation period....
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