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00:57 Apr 27, 2020
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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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4infekciozs materiāls
Sandra Kuple


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infekciozs materiāls

Definition from own experience or research:
Priekšmets, kas var būt infekcijas izraisītāja pārnēsāšanas līdzeklis (piemēram, gultas piederumi, dvieļi vai ķirurģiski instrumenti).
„Fomite” tulkojums „infekciozs materiāls” ir atrodams (

Example sentence(s):
  • Ieteicams izmantot vienreizlietojamus IAL, kuri pēc lietošanas jāapstrādā kā iespējami infekciozs materiāls un jāiznīcina kā bīstami infekciozi atkritumi. - SPKC  
  • Ja laboratorijā atrodas infekciozs materiāls vai inficēti dzīvnieki, pie visām durvīm, pa kurām ir iespējama iekļūšana laboratorijā, ir jāpiestiprina „bioloģiskās bīstamības” zīme līdzās norādēm par īpašām darbībām, kas jāizpilda, lai ienāktu laboratorijā (imunizācija, respiratori u. c.). - Osha  
  • Ja infekciozs materiāls nonāk uz rotoriem vai piederumiem, tad ir jāveic nepieciešamā dezinfekcija. - Clinichain  
Sandra Kuple
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Native speaker of: Native in LatvianLatvian
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