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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.
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Most investigations were similarly comprehensive, involving identification and longitudinal follow-up of case-patients' friends, family, and casual contacts, including airplane passengers, as well as numerous healthcare staff.
Dr Sharif Astori form Federal Government Poly Clinic (FGPC) said that hepatitis C is not spread through breast milk, food, water or by casual contact such as hugging, kissing and sharing food or drinks with an infected person.
With respect to casual contact, 71.43% of the subjects in group-I and only 21% of the subjects in group-II knew the fact that casual contact is not a source of HCV transmission.
You cannot get it from casual contact such as kissing, hugging, sneezing or coughing, or sharing food and drinks.
Its employment by Restoration libertines and punning playwrights gave it such bad associations, argues Lund, that, "[a]s if describing some rhetorical version of reefer madness, Hobbes's critics insist that even the most casual contact with his wit leads inevitably to the harder substances of infidelity and atheism" (34).
They cannot transmit the infection with casual contact like shaking hands and we must all play our part in fighting the parallel social stigmatization and discrimination against people with these infections so that there are no obstacles in the support they need in an effort to educate about, prevent and treat this huge epidemic, Dr.
Jean-Louis Bruguiere, formerly the top Paris-based investigative magistrate handling terrorism-related cases, told Reuters no French or European intelligence or security agency had any trace on the suspect and no evidence has surfaced to connect him to any militant group or other suspects or even to casual contact with militant literature or propaganda.
For this reason, FeLV is easily transmitted among susceptible cats by casual contact. FeLV can cause a number of medical problems in infected cats, including certain types of cancer, anemia (low red blood cell count), susceptibility to infections and inflammatory conditions of the eye.
Israel had evolved from a country that sent people to jail for casual contact with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to one negotiating on what parts of the West Bank it would cede to the PLO and when.
However, a proportion of women reported that the disease is transmitted by kissing (40 per cent), casual contact, such as hugging and handshakes (26.4 per cent) and sharing food and drinks (19.4 per cent), all which are common misconceptions about the disease.
It is passed on through bodily fluids and not through casual contact.