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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"The disease is transmitted to healthy persons by coughing, sneezing and by spitting sputum by droplet infection by bacteria called: My co-bacterium Tuberculosis".
(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).
According to Dr Shukla, the infected patient spreads it by coughing out the virus particles known as droplet infection. These droplets spread to the distance of 1-1/2 metres.
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.
Dengue Fever always spread through a Vector which is a specific mosquito and never can have direct transmission like a droplet infection, while closure of institutions and abandoning the public gatherings can only be recommended in the diseases which spread through sneezing and coughing i.e.