fomite


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fomite

[′fō‚mīt]
(medicine)
An inanimate object contaminated with an infectious organism (for example, a dish, clothing, towel, needle, or dust).
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A piece of inoculated fomite from which no culturable Shigella was obtained was placed in 10 mL of PBS in a test-tube and vortexed for one minute.
Even if the bacteria from one sneeze survive only for a couple of days as was once thought, the sneezer is going to continue to replenish his environment with fomites for a week or three.
Human papillomavirus DNA in fomites on objects used for the management of patients with genital human papillomavirus infections.
Further, when surface contamination status is in question, the ability of standard culture-based fomite sampling methods to accurately represent actual culturable presence of selected organisms is paramount.
Briefly, the fomite samples were obtained by swabbing each individual surface with a sterile, polyester-fiber-tipped transport system collection swab moistened in transport medium.
Prevent reemergence of resistant lice by rotating agents, ensuring nit removal, and preventing reinfestation by controlling fomites.
Human off infections appear as ulcerative skin lesions after contact with an infected animal or contaminated fomite.
Gigliotti said there is no evidence of fomite spread of the rabies virus.
In addition, medical personnel, police officers, and volunteers who had direct contact with patients reported acute gastroenteritis symptoms, suggesting substantial secondary spread, presumably by person-to-person contact or fomite transmission.
Airborne and fomite transmission also play a role in the virus spread during outbreaks (2).
Although the case-patient with disease onset on June 8 appeared to have been infected while sharing the flight from Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu, she sat within 2 seats of 2 symptomatic case-patients, which is also consistent with droplet or fomite transmission.
By contrast, the polar bear from our study was probably infected by a fomite contaminated by an adjacent herd of Grevy's zebras.