indirect transmission

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This term describes several ways in which infection can pass from cases to susceptibles, including airborne transmission, as by droplet spread; transmission by a common vehicle, such as contaminated water, food, cooking utensils; and vector-borne transmission, as with mosquito-borne or tick-borne diseases. Transmission of infection may occur from an active case, a carrier, or a healthy contact.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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