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fomes <i>n.</i>

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran

in A Dictionary of Nursing

Seventh edition

Published in print May 2017 | ISBN: 9780198788454
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191830358
fomes n.

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any object that is used or handled by a person with a communicable disease and may therefore become contaminated with the infective organisms and transmit the disease to a subsequent user. Common fomites are towels, bed clothes, cups, and money....

Reference Entry.  49 words. 

Subjects: Nursing

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