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direct contact

mutual touching of two individuals or organisms. Many communicable diseases may be spread by direct contact between an infected and a healthy person.

direct contact

Transmission of a communicable disease from the host to a healthy person by way of body fluids (e.g., respiratory droplets, blood, or semen), cutaneous contact, or placental transmission.
See also: contact

direct

without intervening steps.

direct antiglobulin test
see direct coombs test.
direct capture ELISA mastitis test
measures polymorphonuclear antigens in milk sample as an indication of elevated milk cell counts and therefore presence of mastitis.
direct contact
see direct contact.
direct costs
see variable costs.
direct effect
the effect of one variable on another without passing through a third variable.
direct immunofluorescence testing
see fluorescence microscopy.
direct oxidative pathway
see pentose phosphate pathway.
direct relationship
see direct relationship.
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Service work in Nicaragua puts students in direct contact with Nicaraguans who live in extreme poverty, and this experience often triggers visceral emotional reactions that cause students to assess their personal strengths and critique their weaknesses.
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Lightly spray clothing, especially children's, and avoid direct contact with skin.
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All employee time spent on direct contact lobbying would have to be counted as time spent lobbying.
Thus, time spent on direct contact lobbying, as well as preparation and travel time spent in connection with such lobbying, are allocated to lobbying activities even if the individual spends less than 5% of his or her time lobbying.
We recommend that time spent on direct contact lobbying should be subject to the 5/10 percent de minimis rule.
The outer lining has a much longer life than original linings acting alone in direct contact with molten metal.
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15 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has sought to establish direct contact with the kidnappers of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) head John Solecki, to ascertain whether he is alive or not, The Daily Times reports.
Re L2 and O (post-adoption contact) The High Court (Morgan J) Delivered 20 December 2007 This case concerned an adoption application made in relation to L2 and O, aged seven and four respectively, whose mother (M) and father (E) and siblings now applied for direct contact post adoption.