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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Airborne contagion and air hygiene: an ecological study of droplet infection, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press.
It can spread by droplet infection or by fomites which are infected by the secretions.
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.