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Transmission (Overview)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of a previously uninfected host.


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What's transmission of rett syndrome?

What's transmission of rett syndrome?

Rare genetic: Rett syndrome can be associated with a specific gene marker that can be transmitted to a child. However, it is rare to find such an association since most girls with rett do not have children. It is usually a sporatic disorder that occurs without reason. ...Read more

Transmission (Overview)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of a previously uninfected host.


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How can the transmission of malaria occur?

How can the transmission of malaria occur?

Infected Mosquito: The bite of an infected anopheles mosquitoes transmits malaria. There are about 20 species of this mosquito around the world. The disease is transmitted to humans when an infected anopheles mosquito bites a person & injects parasites into the blood. It recycles when another mosquito takes blood from an infected human & ingests containing parasites back. ...Read more

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How does the transmission of anthrax takes place?

How does the transmission of anthrax takes place?

Contact with spores: Anthrax is not spread person to person! It is know for its potential to be used in terrorism (2001) as dried spores sent thru the mail infected some people with pulmonary anthrax. You can get skin anthrax from contact with spores (from soil) & you can get GI anthrax by eating raw meat or dairy from contaminated animals.
See www. Bt.Cdc. Gov/agent/anthrax. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the transmission of malaria occur?

Malaria transmission: Fortunately, we've wiped out malaria in the U.S. (that's why the CDC is in the South - where we used to have alot of cases). Now-a-days though, malaria is contracted through travel in other parts of the world where they have it. You have to get bitten by an infected mosquito to get it -so when traveling, keep that in mind - AVOID THE BITE! Hopefully your doc can help u prepare if you're traveling. ...Read more

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Can you explain the agents that can stop nerve transmission?

Can you explain the agents that can stop nerve transmission?

No: There are dozens of these. That is the basis of pain management medicine and most of anesthesia. It also depends on what type of nerve transmission you want to stop - pain, motor, sensory and where - central or peripheral. This is an extremely large topic. ...Read more

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Can physical barriers stop the transmission of the yersinia?

Can physical barriers stop the transmission of the yersinia?

Plague: Yersinia pestis, the cause of plague, only transmits from person to person via the respiratory route from a patient with pneumonic plague. Respiratory precautions are needed. ...Read more

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Will wearing a mask help in preventing transmission of the disease?

Will wearing a mask help in preventing transmission of the disease?

Possibly: Wearing a respiratory mask may help in preventing certain diseases. However, it is generally not considered helpful for viral infections (i. E. Colds and flu's) as these viral particles are small enough to easily pass through the masks. Best disease prevention technique is good hand washing. ...Read more

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What's transmission of eds?

What's transmission of eds?

Genetic: The only common form of eds is type iii. This is because afflicted individuals rarely reach childhood; and, certainly not adulthood. Eds iii is an autosomally dominant gene which means that 50% of children of the affected person will have the disease; or each child has a 50% risk of developing the disease. ...Read more

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What causes the transmission of filariasis?

What causes the transmission of filariasis?

Mosquitos: The disease spreads from person to person by mosquito bites. People living or staying for a long time in tropical or sub-tropical areas where the disease is common are at the greatest risk for infection. Short-term tourists have a very low risk. ...Read more

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What is the basic transmission cycle?

More specific please: Could you rephrase your question and be more specific so we can efficiently answer your question? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: transmission?

See below: In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of a previously uninfected host. ...Read more

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What is the transmission rate of hpv?

It seems to be quite: Infective, meaning if you kiss or have sex with a carrier, you are likely to become infected/a carrier yourself. This field is rapidly emerging. The dangerous hpv's are highly infective, but not all go further to cause cancer. But without safe sex practice, an infected person "gives" to all or most partners not engaging is safe sex. And kissing is a means of transmission. ...Read more

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I am worried about possible HIV transmission?

HIV: Transmission of this virus occurs only with intimate contact, either sexually or through needle sharing or blood or organ exchange. Make sure you have only protected sex. Ideally you might want to have a new sexual partner tested and not have sex with them until you are sure they are negative. Condoms are very effective. Several wives of my HIV patients have been negative for years. ...Read more

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What are the 3 most common modes of transmission of hiv?

What are the 3 most common modes of transmission of hiv?

Sex, drugs, babies: Sex, blood exposure (mostly from shared needles), and mother-to-child transmission. ...Read more

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How do radiation that transmission by PC effect our healty?

How do radiation that transmission by PC effect our healty?

PC radiation?: I am not aware that personal computers have any radiation to affect your health. But too much work in front of computer may have other side effects, depends on your posture in front of computer, and what sites you navigate to. Pay attention to posture and quality information in dealing with computers. ...Read more

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What are some things that increase the risk of cjd transmission?

What are some things that increase the risk of cjd transmission?

Unclear question: Classic cjd is transmitted through contamination of one's tissues with the neural tissue of an affected person, usually through surgery or tissue transplants. Cjd is a rare disease. ...Read more

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Can a person with ab blood group receive an ab blood transmission?

Can a person with ab blood group receive an ab blood transmission?

Yes: Someone with type ab blood can receive any type of blood: a, b, ab, or o. However, someone with rh negative blood should not get rh positive. So ab+ can receive ab+ or ab- blood, but someone with ab- blood should only get a -, b-, ab-, or o-. ...Read more

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Cats and pasteurella multocida transmission to humans, is this possible?

Yes: Pasteurella multocida is a gram-negative, coccobacillus that causes the majority of wound infections from cat ; dog bites. ...Read more

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Hiv must be caused by transmission and transmission only. Is that right?

Hiv must be caused by transmission and transmission only. Is that right?

Yes.: Hiv (the virus that causes aids) is spread from person to person by sharing needles or by exchange of body fluids in intimate acts like oral/vaginal/anal intercourse. Hiv does not arise 'spontaneously' and is acquired by interactions with other people who are already infected with hiv. Do not share needles and always use a latex condom with spermicide to diminish risk of transmission. ...Read more