droplet spread

The direct dissemination of a pathogen from a reservoir to a susceptible host’s conjunctiva, nose or mouth—by spray with relatively large, short-ranged (circa 1 meter) aerosols produced by sneezing, coughing, or talking

droplet spread

Epidemiology The direct dissemination of a pathogen from a reservoir to a susceptible host's conjunctiva, nose or mouth–by spray with relatively large, short-ranged–±1 meter–aerosols produced by sneezing, coughing, or talking

droplet spread,

n transmission of an infection through the projection of oral and nasal secretions by coughing, sneezing, or talking.
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A hospital spokesman said "Flu, like other viruses, is known to be transferred by droplet spread.
Infection results from aerosol droplet spread through lungs and mucus membranes.
Those similarities in the characteristics could make it difficult to distinguish between the two different principles of cross-infection risk (airborne transmission and droplet spread transmission), as was also pointed out by Li (2009).
It is, therefore, very important to sneeze into a tissue to contain droplet spread and tissues should be disposed of safely.
It is therefore very important that one should sneeze into a tissue to contain droplet spread and these tissues should be disposed of safely.
Covering nose and mouth to reduce large droplet spread * Effective hand hygiene * Surface disinfection * Reduction of person-to-person contact through early diagnosis of infection
What businesses can do to protect themselves is pay attention to "environmental cleaning" to cover the droplet spread and keep respectable social distances, says Burton.
Direct contact transmission with the index patient and droplet spread by cough may have occurred among patients living in block E.
Based on available epidemiological data, the vast majority of transmissions have occurred as a result of respiratory droplet spread through close person-to-person contacts.
Droplet spread from coughs have been known to travel distances of three feet, making it very easy to infect someone in close proximity at work, home, or in school.
He was at the side of the bed supervising the intubation and in a direct line of droplet spread when the patient had episodes of coughing, sometimes partially sitting up.