What is droplet transmission?

What is droplet transmission?

Droplet transmission occurs by the direct spray of large droplets onto conjunctiva or mucous membranes of a susceptible host when an infected patient sneezes, talks, or coughs

What is airborne transmission?

The traditional definition of airborne transmission is that small droplets containing a pathogen remaining viable over long time periods travel long distances in the air and infect other people when the pathogen is breathed in.

How can aerosols transmit the virus that causes COVID-19?

When an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, droplets or tiny particles called aerosols carry the virus into the air from their nose or mouth. Anyone who is within 6 feet of that person can breathe it into their lungs.

How does an infection spread through the body?

An infection occurs when germs enter the body, increase in number, and cause a reaction of the body. Source: Places where infectious agents (germs) live (e.g., sinks, surfaces, human skin) Susceptible Person with a way for germs to enter the body Transmission: a way germs are moved to the susceptible persont

Which is the most common route of pathogen transmission?

This is probably the most common and highest-risk route of pathogen transmission to patients and personnel. Fomite transmission involves inanimate objects contaminated by an infected individual that then come in contact with a susceptible animal or human.

How does disease spread from one person to another?

Droplets spread by sneezes, coughs, or simply talking can transmit disease if they come in contact with mucous membranes of the eye, mouth, or nose of another person. Contact: Some diseases spread via direct contact with infected skin, mucous membranes, or body fluids.

How does influenza spread from one person to another?

Droplets spread by sneezes, coughs, or simply talking can transmit infection if one person comes in contact with the mucous membranes of the eye (s), mouth, or nose of another person. Influenza is spread by airborne droplet transmission but more commonly by indirect contact on surfaces.

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