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Unformatted text preview: TRANSMISSION OF DISEASE 1. Contact transmissionspread of an agent of disease by direct contact, indirect contact, or droplet. a. Direct contact---person-to-person transmission with no intermediate object involved. Respiratory diseases, staphylococcal infections, hepatitis A, measles, smallpox, STDs including AIDS. Rabies & anthrax spread from animals to people. b. Indirect contacta nonliving object transmits the disease from its reservoir to a new susceptible host. The term for an object involved is fomite. Examples would be hankies, bedding, diapers, eating & drinking utensils, money, thermometers, contaminated syringes, etc. c. Dropletdischarged by coughing, sneezing, talking, laughing, etc. Droplets travel less than 1 meter from reservoir to host. Examples of diseases are influenza, pneumonia, and whooping cough. 2. Vehicle transmissiontransmission of disease by water, food, air, blood & other body fluids, 2....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09