droplet transmission


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droplet transmission

The spread of infectious germs in airborne fluids, e.g., the liquid particles released during coughing or sneezing.
See also: transmission
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Experimental adaptation of an influenza H5 HA confers respiratory droplet transmission to a reassortant H5 HA/H1N1 virus in ferrets.
In the Ohio cluster, the anesthesiologist did not wear a mask during the procedures, making direct droplet transmission most likely.
This can happen through droplet transmission when someone talks, sneezes, or coughs, spraying viruses into the air on little droplets of saliva or mucus.
Patient 3 was probably infected via droplet transmission in the hospital room.
Contact transmission includes direct contact, indirect contact, and large droplet transmission.
When the genetic sequences of the mutant virus and original hybrid virus were compared, they found only two surface mutations responsible for supporting respiratory droplet transmission.
Because droplet transmission of pertussis can occur at the first contact with an ill patient, HCWs and hospital infection-control services should take measures to prevent hospital transmission (Box).
Droplet Transmission Droplets are generated from a source patient primarily during coughing, sneezing or talking and during the performance of certain procedures.
The WHO recommended strict adherence to isolation measures for patients with SARS, using precautions for airborne, contact and droplet transmission.