Transmission of Infectious Agents

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1. Transmission of Infectious Agents

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. Transmission of infectious agents (such as a virus) is any mechanism through which an infectious agent, such as a virus, is spread from a reservoir (or source) to a human being. Usually each type of infectious agent is spread by only one or a few of the different mechanisms.

There are several types of transmission mechanisms:


(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)