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(kraws kŏn-tami-nā­shŭn)
Transfer of infectious agent or matter from one person or site to another.


n the transfer of an infection directly from one person to another or indirectly from one person to a second person via a fomite.
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In the United States, eight percent of tissue slides are cross-contaminated in the traditional H&E staining process and more than one in 100 are misidentified due to human error.
There must be no risk of the evidence being cross-contaminated.
The standard will also ensure that companies can't label products "gluten-free'' even if they are cross-contaminated from other products made in the same manufacturing facility.
Eradication of cross-contaminated cell lines: a call for action.
Even after thorough cooking, foods can be cross-contaminated by other ingredients, so chopping boards should be kept clean.
Dobson and Norris's lawyers argue the clothing was cross-contaminated with the victim's while they were in police custody.
However, rather than a suspension, the four were merely given warnings by the Brazilian Aquatic Sports Confederation while Cielo, also the world 100m freestyle champion, claimed his normal supplements had been cross-contaminated.
Remove all the drywall as well as corroded or contaminated materials, which includes cross-contaminated drywall in a home and all materials and metals showing signs of corrosion.
The scientists worked for months on an experiment, and then it happened: The fungal species that was critical to the entire experiment was accidently cross-contaminated.
The anti-doping laws are very strict and severe to the point where they recommend you not to take some vitamins because they could be cross-contaminated.
Surgeons may generate more infectious waste than anaesthetists or, alternatively, the (unexamined) infectious operating suite waste was cross-contaminated with non-infectious waste.
Taking into account all prevention measures, EFSA concluded that their presence was unlikely to result in adverse animal health effects and that the risk to consumers' health from the ingestion of residues in products from animals exposed to cross-contaminated feed was negligible.