Transmission of Infectious Agents
|1. Transmission of Infectious Agents|
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)