Definition of Airborne transmission
1. Noun. A transmission mechanism in the which the infectious agent is spread as an aerosol and usually enters a person through the respiratory tract.
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Literary usage of Airborne transmission
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1. Reusability of Facemasks During an Influenza Pandemic: Facing the Flu by Institute of Medicine (U. S.), National Academies Press (U.S.) (2006)
"Evidence for airborne transmission of influenza is limited, but studies in animals and humans have raised significant concerns that airborne transmission is ..."
2. Recommended Infection-Control Practices for Dentistry edited by Barbara F. Gooch (1998)
"What is airborne transmission? With airborne transmission, microorganisms from an infected person become suspended in air, where they can be inhaled by ..."
3. National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-Of-Home by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"airborne transmission of measles in a physician's office. JAMA. ... Measles outbreak in a pediatrie practice: airborne transmission in an office setting. ..."
4. Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories edited by Jonathan Y. Richmond, Robert W. McKinney (1994)
"There is circumstantial evidence that airborne transmission of oocysts of this small organism may occur. Rigid adherence to protocol should reduce the ..."
5. Impacts Of Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"These individuals are at high risk for infections, especially for TB and pneumococcal diseases, because both are diseases spread by airborne transmission ..."
6. Status of the Department of Veterans Affairs to Identify Gulf War Syndrome edited by Christopher Shays (1998)
"This microorganism is contagious and close contact can cause airborne transmission. You probably contracted this infection during Operation Desert Storm or ..."
7. Reopening Public Facilities After a Biological Attack: A Decision Making by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"That was derived after validation with reference to airborne transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Nicas, 1996). Alternative protocols also have been ..."
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