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direct transmission

Epidemiology The immediate transfer of an agent from a reservoir to a susceptible host by direct contact–skin, mouth, open wounds, touching, biting, kissing, sexual contact, or by droplet spread. See Droplet spread. Cf Indirect transmission.

direct transmission

The infection of one person through contact with another.
See also: transmission
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Our results also show that single relay cooperative transmission with different CMSs and ACM achieves lower SNR values for desired BER as compared to direct transmission.
Capacity Gain (cGain) = Relayed Transmission Capacity - Direct Transmission Capacity
According to Kawaoka, the 1997 Hong Kong outbreak had two distinct features -- direct transmission of the virus from birds to humans, and detection of the virus in two forms among patients, of which one was deemed virulent, particularly in the heart and brain.
coil 0157 in the United States to be associated with direct transmission of the bacteria from farm animals to humans.
It also suggests to assist local or regional control departments, depending on each Member States own organisation, ensuring they have the necessary human resources to enable them to reply prompt to information requests from the other Member States; and to consider the relevance of direct contacts, with a prior mandate from the competent authority, regarding specific cases or types of case: multilateral control measures and the direct transmission of data in cases of fraud or in the event of clear signs of fraudulent practice, in cross-border areas and joint investigations.
The increased risk may be attributable to the direct transmission of paternal structural chromosomal abnormalities, which are found more frequently in infertile men, said Dr.
Input this measurement to the instrument via direct transmission [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
The blinds are up, so there is also direct transmission of the low sun.
Presently, electronically filed returns must be submitted through an IRS-approved transmitter, but direct transmission is probably not far in the future.
The most likely source of the virus in this case seems to be waterfowl with which the patient had contact,'' concluded the authors, who believe this to be the first documented case of direct transmission of influenza virus from a bird to a human.
The direct transmission factor of the bulk or interior phase, [T.
Such a network would greatly accelerate direct transmission of text and images, eliminating the need for shuttling computer disks back and forth.