Carrier

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1. A Carrier is a bearer and transmitter of a agent capable of causing infectious disease.

Notes: An asymptomatic carrier shows no symptoms of carrying an infectious agent.

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)


2. A person or animal that harbors a specific infectious agent without visible symptoms of the disease. A carrier acts as a potential source of infection.

(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)