spacer
A-Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

transmission

trans·mis·sion

/transˈmiSHən,tranz/

Noun

How a communicable disease is passed directly from person to person. The two types include direct contact, which is defined as being transmitted through close contact, such as touching, kissing, biting, and sexual intercourse. The second type is indirect contact, which involves a vector, such as mosquito, or a vehicle, such as water, blood or blood products, food, and such materials as soiled clothing, surgical instruments, toys, cooking or eating utensils and other inanimate objects. Microorganisms can also be carried on liquid droplets or dust suspended in the air, and inhaled into the airway.