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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The virus spread by droplet transmission when the index case-patient was talking with fellow tourists.
Other means of spread might have been droplet transmission among residents or by rodent pests (5).
However, as a source of infection eating camel meat could not be distinguished from droplet transmission, percutaneous exposure during camel killing or handling fresh meat, or flea bites.
Staff and patients were grouped into cohorts, and a space of >1 m was allocated between patients to make direct contact and droplet transmission less likely.
Infection of healthcare workers with the severe acute respiratory syndrome associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV) is thought to occur primarily by either contact or large respiratory droplet transmission.
In most, but not all cases, developing SARS was associated with factors typical of droplet transmission.