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direct contact

Transmission of a communicable disease from the host to a healthy person by way of body fluids (e.g., respiratory droplets, blood, or semen), cutaneous contact, or placental transmission.
See also: contact
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The virus can also be transmitted through direct contact with infected body fluids of infected persons or with virus-contaminated objects, such as bedding or clothing.
'That is still not enough because we have thousands of front-liners,' she said, adding they also would like to tap the receptionists of various agencies who are in direct contact with guests.
Key statement: The present invention is directed to a pneumatic tire comprising a carcass and an innerliner in direct contact with the carcass, the innerliner comprising: a film comprising a blend of a polyamide, an [alpha]-olefin graft copolymer, and an ionomer; and an adhesive layer disposed between the film and the carcass, the adhesive layer comprising: a polymeric amine and a resorcinol-formaldehyde-latex (RFL) adhesive.
According to reporter , Dr Gilani in the letter also pointed out that United Nations made its first direct contact with Kashmir, when UN Secretary General visited Srinagar from March 20-22 in1959.
Food manufacturers should take extra precautions when it comes to processing equipment - be it conveying systems where the product is in direct contact, or weighing systems where the product does not come in direct contact of the surface, according to Kevin Hill, digital marketing manager of Quality Scales Unlimited.
The agreement will pave the way for the two partners to undertake joint research activities, foster direct contact between specialists, as well as facilitate the use of facilities and equipment for research purposes.
Navy denied any direct contact with Iranian forces, hours after the Tasnim News agency reported that an Iranian missile boat sent a warning signal to an American Navy ship that closed on a fishing boat in the Persian Gulf.
Iturralde said health personnel were still tracing other people, including the boy's playmates, who may have had direct contact with him prior to his death on Aug.
Summary: Despite direct contact with the Syrian regime still being a controversial issue, Lebanese ministers met with Syrian government representatives Thursday as part of a trip to Damascus.
Cable Radar technology, positioning the sensor in direct contact with material being measured, allows installation under hopper gates to log each batch's sand and stone moisture.
The aim of the current study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of hepatitis C virus among house hold and direct contact personals infected with the disease, furthermore different genotypes of HCV infection were also detected and subsequently most prevalent subtype was predicted.
Clients need not be notified of the departure of a lawyer with whom the client has had no direct contact. Clients whose files are closed need not be notified unless the former client contacts the firm, at which point the firm should notify the former client of the departure of any lawyer who performed significant legal services for that former client and had direct contact with that former client.

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