droplet infection


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droplet infection

[′dräp·let in‚fek·shən]
(medicine)
Infection by contact with airborne droplets of sputum carrying infectious agents.
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It should be noted that bacteria and viruses can also be attached to large particles and be spread at a short distance as droplet infection, but this case is not considered in this paper).
This is a similar characteristic to the one connected to droplet infection, where there is a risk of infection when the distance between people is less than 1 m, while the probability of infection is smaller at larger distances.
Gastroenteritis is caused by droplet infection caused by sneezing or coughing.