casual contact


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casual contact

Relations between people without the sharing of blood or body fluids, such as playing games together, using the same shower, sharing meals, or living in close proximity.
See also: contact
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We assumed that in the close contact ring the probability of transmission is five times higher than in the casual contact ring (g = 0.
Close contacts included persons who shared living quarters with the index patient; casual contacts included persons who had less definable contact with the index patient.
The bacteria are not spread by casual contact or by simply breathing air in the area of a person with meningitis.
One such example he cites was a study commissioned by the National Hemophilia Foundation, which showed that AIDS could not be spread by nonsexual casual contact.
There was also misunderstanding about how the disease was contracted, and many people feared they would get AIDS through casual contact.
Unlike diseases that are transmitted via air and casual contact, hepatitis B is transmitted by direct contact with blood and other body fluids.
It was also the only way to create an environment in which casual contact would occur between blacks and whites as presumptive equals.
Ebola is not spread by casual contact, but by contact with victims' bodily fluids, meaning that health care workers in West Africa are those most at risk.
For casual contact, wild bird species (mostly periurban passerines such as sparrows, finches, and crows) were sampled to reflect typical daily exposures for the public (Figure).
It's been proved impossible to be infected by an HIV person through casual contact," says the Aids expert.
Nor is there any evidenced that it can be transmitted through intimate or casual contact or with a blood transfusion, or that people with CFS need to be isolated in any way.
HBV is not spread through food, water, or casual contact.