airborne infection

airborne infection

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  • airborne infection — an infection contracted by inhalation of microorganisms or spores suspended in air on water droplets (droplet i.) or dust particles (dust borne i.). Microorganisms are often rendered airborne as a result of a sneeze or cough …   Medical dictionary

  • Infection control — is the discipline concerned with preventing nosocomial or healthcare associated infection, a practical (rather than academic) sub discipline of epidemiology. It is an essential, though often under recognized and under supported, part of the… …   Wikipedia

  • infection — Synonyms and related words: abomination, adulteration, aerial infection, afflatus, airborne infection, animating spirit, animation, animus, atrocity, bad, bane, befouling, befoulment, besmirchment, blight, carrier, communicability, contagion,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • airborne transmission — transmission of an airborne infection (see under infection) …   Medical dictionary

  • Airborne (dietary supplement) — Airborne is a dietary supplement and health formula which claimed to help ward off harmful bacteria and germs, and help prevent the flu and the common cold. On March 4, 2008, Airborne Health Inc. agreed to pay $23.3 million to settle a class… …   Wikipedia

  • Infection — The growth of a parasitic organism within the body. (A parasitic organism is one that lives on or in another organism and draws its nourishment therefrom.) A person with an infection has another organism (a germ ) growing within him, drawing its… …   Medical dictionary

  • dust-borne infection — airborne infection by pathogens that have become attached to particles of dust …   Medical dictionary

  • infection — n. invasion of the body by harmful organisms (pathogens), such as bacteria, fungi, protozoa, rickettsiae, or viruses. The infective agent may be transmitted by a patient or carrier in airborne droplets expelled during coughing and sneezing or by… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • droplet infection — n infection transmitted by airborne droplets of saliva or sputum containing infectious organisms * * * airborne infection due to inhalation of droplet nuclei …   Medical dictionary

  • droplet infection — infection spread by airborne droplets of secretions from the nose, throat, or lungs. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • Nosocomial infection — Classification and external resources Contaminated surfaces increase cross transmission ICD 10 Y …   Wikipedia


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