HyperDic: transmission_mechanism

English > 1 sense of the expression transmission mechanism:
NOUNobjecttransmission mechanismany mechanism whereby an infectious agent is spread from a reservoir to a human being
English > transmission mechanism: 1 sense > noun 1, object
MeaningAny mechanism whereby an infectious agent is spread from a reservoir to a human being.
Narrowerairborne transmissionA transmission mechanism in the which the infectious agent is spread as an aerosol and usually enters a person through the respiratory tract
direct transmissionA transmission mechanism in which the infectious agent is transferred directly into the body via touching or biting or kissing or sexual intercourse or by droplets entering the eye or nose or mouth
indirect transmissionA transmission mechanism in which the infectious agent is transferred to the person by a fomite of vector
BroadermechanismA natural object resembling a machine in structure or function

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