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Indirect transmission

Epidemiology A nonperson-to-person transmission of an agent–eg, parasite from a reservoir to a susceptible host by suspended air particles or by animate–vector or inanimatex–vehicle intermediaries

indirect transmission

Transmission of an infection from one person to another through an intermediary agent, e.g., air or water, a contaminated surface, or a living disease vector.
See also: transmission
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Migrations of this magnitude could be responsible for moving CWD throughout Nebraska via direct or indirect transmission (Miller et al.
Fomites (or vehicles) such as animal bedding that have become contaminated by blood, saliva, urine, feces, vomit, exudates, respiratory secretions, or milk may be a source of indirect transmission of infectious agents.
In an increasingly globalised economic milieu, these external developments have a major impact on world economy, including the emerging market economies and developing countries through both direct and indirect transmission channels.
Additional uninoculated fawns served as negative controls, controls for indirect transmission, and controls for direct transmission (Table 1; online Technical Appendix).