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00:54 Apr 27, 2020
English to Catalan translations [PRO]
COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-), Medical: Health Care, Science (general)
English term or phrase: fomite
Definition from Kaiser Family Foundation:
An inanimate object that can be the vehicle for transmission of an infectious agent (e.g., bedding, towels, or surgical instruments). There is evidence that coronavirus spreads via fomites although, this is a less common route of transmission.

Example sentence(s):
  • Most ominously, the authors found a number of similarities in aerosol and fomite transmission between this virus and SARS-CoV-1. MedPage Today
  • Our results indicate that aerosol and fomite transmission of HCoV-19 is plausible, as the virus can remain viable in aerosols for multiple hours. FOX 10 Phoenix
  • However, dogs and cats can potentially be fomites for the virus. What on Earth is a fomite? A fomite is an object that can transport or carry disease. Alaska Highway News
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5 +1fomes
Maria Rosich Andreu


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Definition from Termcat:
Objecte que pot hostatjar microoorganismes patògens i convertir-se en agent transmissor d'infeccions.

Example sentence(s):
  • Contacte físic directe: toca a una persona infectada, inclòs contacte sexual. Indirecte: per contacte físic: generalment tocant una superfície contaminada, inclòs el sòl (fomes). - Wikipedia  

El plural de la denominació catalana d'origen llatí fomes és fomites.
Maria Rosich Andreu
Local time: 02:26
Native speaker of: Native in CatalanCatalan, Native in SpanishSpanish

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