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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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amp;nbsp;The suit said that vegetarian options, which are typically halal, provided to Kambarov were cross-contaminated with pork, a forbidden food in strict interpretations of Muslim practice.
Even when care is taken, freshly prepared or packaged meals can accidentally become cross-contaminated with an offending food and trigger a reaction.
Whether you have issues with silo cross-contamination, produce whole parts and assemblies with metal and polymer contaminants, or have cross-contaminated regrind, purgings, floor sweepings, or other complex feed streams, a reputable reprocessor can turn your scrap plastic into usable raw material on a consistent basis and at a cost saving relative to prime resins.
Current available low-lead alloys offer casting solutions, but vary in their ability to be safely and effectively recycled if they should become cross-contaminated with, or cause cross-contamination of, some of the other low lead alloys or the leaded brasses.
Estimates vary, but the most frequently cited range is that from 18 to 36% of cancer cell lines are cross-contaminated or mislabeled.
Sajjan is a desperately needed breath of fresh air to a Canadian Armed Forces whose senior generals, through having served as deputy commanders of stateside rear-echelon commands, have had their thinking cross-contaminated by Fulda Gap-obsessed U.
This new labeling law will enable consumers to be more confident that their food is truly gluten-free, as it also will ensure that a food has not been cross-contaminated during processing.
The risk that a patient could receive a cross-contaminated product is higher with these types of products even though much of the industry is focused on the high hazard drugs (hormones, cancer medicines, etc.
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.
Oats are generally gluten-free, but some oats may be cross-contaminated with gluten-containing substances during their milling and processing.
Eradication of cross-contaminated cell lines: a call for action.