Health informatics

Changing community networks impact disease spread

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the importance of understanding precisely how diseases spread throughout networks of transportation. However, rigorously determining the connection between disease risk and changing networks—which ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccines alone may not be enough to end pandemic: study

Even as vaccines are becoming more readily available in the U.S., protecting against the asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic spread of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 is key to ending the pandemic, say two Georgetown ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Three modes of transmission explain most giardiasis outbreaks

(HealthDay)—Three main modes of transmission have been identified for giardiasis outbreaks in the United States in 2012 to 2017, although a single transmission mode could not be identified for 43 percent of outbreaks, according ...

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Transmission (medicine)

In medicine, transmission is the passing of a disease from an infected individual or group to a previously uninfected individual or group. The microorganisms (bacteria and viruses) that cause disease may be transmitted from one person to another by one or more of the following means:

Microorganisms vary widely in the length of time that they can survive outside the human body, and so vary in how they are transmitted.

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