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1. The touching or apposition of two bodies.
2. A person who has been exposed to a contagious disease.
[L. con- tingo, pp. -tactus, to touch, seize, fr. tango, to touch]
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A person recently exposed to a contagious disease, usually through close association with an infected individual.
v. (kŏn′tăkt′, kən-tăkt′)
To bring, be, or come in contact.
1. Of, sustaining, or making contact.
2. Caused or transmitted by touching, as a rash.
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome Virology A potentially severe and fatal RTI caused by coronavirus. See Coronavirus.
SARS  WHO case definitions
Suspected SARS  
• High fever P> 38ºC
• Respiratory Sx Cough, or SOB, or dyspnea
• Contact Close contact with a person previously diagnosed with SARS–having cared for, lived with, or had direct contact with bodily secretions of a person with SARS
Probable SARS Pt meets criteria of a suspected case and there is radiologic evidence of infiltrates consistent with pneumonia or respiratory distress syndrome l
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1. The touching or apposition of two surfaces.
2. A person who has been exposed to a contagious disease.
3. dentistry The area of two teeth in an arch where mesial and distal surfaces touch.
[L. con-tingo, pp. -tactus, to touch, seize, fr. tango, to touch]
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The touching or apposition of two bodies.
[L. con-tingo, pp. -tactus, to touch, seize, fr. tango, to touch]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about contact

Q. Contact lenses I’m 17 years old girl, and I have glasses since third grade. I never had any real problems with wearing them,. my best friend always encourage me to try contact lenses, but it seems so strange to put something on directly on your eyes- is it safe? How difficult is it to do?

A. Consult your ophthalmologist (eye doctor) before you decide.

Q. i have been in contact with someone whose in contact with bacterial meningitis. is this dangerous?

A. bacterial meningitis is one of the most lethal infections known. when people get infected by it they get a __ load of antibiotics and so are their families. but it all depends on what stage you had contact, and how close contact. in any way- he is probably under treatment now, no? if so, contact the doctors where he is hospitalized and ask them what is the protocol.

Q. for how long can i use my eye contacts with out harming my eyes? can i go to bed with it?

A. It is very much advised NOT to sleep with contacts, because of higher risks for eye infections that can be very dangerous. You shouldn't wear your eye contacts longer than a full day of work, and remove them when resting.

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Contactual pioneered the use of on-demand contact centers that dramatically reduce the costs of outfitting customer service, help desk, technical support and inside sales team operations by eliminating the need for premise-based infrastructure.
The deal also brings with it some international exposure through Contactual's installed base, meaning access to larger, distributed organizations, many of which will benefit from the ability to deploy a full communications suite from a single vendor.
"On-premises solutions are extremely costly and time-consuming to duplicate and maintain, and typically require specialized hardware and software to support agents working remotely," explains Kimberly Odom, senior director of marketing at Contactual. "While organizations may have a back-up call center provided by an outsourcer that can be utilized in case of a disaster, the interaction flows and systems being used are different, which hampers recovery efforts."
"We have realized tremendous value from using Contactual's hosted contact center solution; it has transformed our customer interaction operation into a truly unified function," says Stephens.
With Contactual your home agents are up and running in less than a week.
To cut through the confusion, Contactual is offering a new white paper, On Demand Contact Center Technology: 5 Evaluation Criteria.
Contactual's on-demand contact center software is now compatible with Sylantro's Synergy platform.
Developed in partnership with Contactual, Inc., developers of on-demand contact center technology solutions, the Packet8 Complete Contact Center lets companies quickly deploy and operate multi-channel contact centers without the time and expense of purchasing, installing and maintaining costly, specialized equipment.
Contactual, provider of on-demand contact center solutions, recently announced its newest product: Contactual Desktop Sharing, which was designed to allow contact center agents to provide remote support to clients, helping improve the level of customer service, technical support and sales support.
Mansour Salame is the illustrious leader of a company called Contactual (formerly White Pajama or White PJ).