Talk:Transmission (medicine)

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What is name given to the first carrier of a disease? (not the host or transmitter)

Airborne transmission?[edit]

Mentioned in the top of the article but no informative entry (unlike droplet, etc...). Very odd. Gront (talk) 10:16, 19 December 2007 (UTC)


What happened to the refs section in this article? There are refs inline, but they don't seem to point to anything. WhatamIdoing (talk) 06:43, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

This doesn't sound right....[edit]

"# droplet contact - coughing or sneezing on another ass hole, or sexy contact"

Near the beginning of the Article. I'm pretty sure it's not supposed to be that... If anyone would fix that?

DanielRJ (talk) 15:09, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Edit ~ I undid it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DanielRJ (talkcontribs) 15:16, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Definition query[edit]

I've added in some more biology/parasitology insights, including a reference. This slightly alterred the definition given at the start of the article. I have put in a sentence in the article stating the difference in definitions, but this needs a reference. I've also added indirect/direct transmission, which also led me to add a lot more internal references. Direct/indirect seemed to fit with the routes of transmission listed at the start, so I have included this distinction in the introductory paragraphs. If people think it needs moving then feel free. Emble64 (talk) 11:58, 23 September 2010 (UTC)


Theres seems to be no mention of needle transmission i.e. tatoo, dental procedures, drug abusers, didnt seem any mention of blood transfusions either. (talk) 16:33, 9 June 2011 (UTC)


TB is a bacterium and transmitted by droplet nuclei. The section on droplet nuclei should not be limited to viruses. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:01, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Some things[edit]

"indirect contact air – cough or sneeze" These things are typically considered a form of direct contact (i.e., someone standing right next to you sneezes on you, so you directly contact their fluids). Fomites, vectors, and complex life cycles with intermediate hosts are indirect.

"It is also responsible for the increased incidence of herpes simplex virus 1 (which is usually responsible for oral infections) in genital infections and the increased incidence of the type 2 virus (more common genitally) in oral infections." Needs a reference.

"where towels are shared and personal items of clothing accidentally swapped in the changing rooms" - this is a really weird example. Sharing towels is not the reason why infectious diseases are common in schools.

Also, under transmission by direct contact, should put HPV instead of warts. You don't want people thinking that all warts are contagious. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:8:1F00:33F:5800:4D39:6616:1719 (talk) 22:48, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Fecal-oral transmission[edit]

The section about fecal-oral transmission requires work. In developing countries this is quite a common route, especially for children playing in areas where open defecation takes place. Will try to get around to it. EvM-Susana (talk) 07:38, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Eye contact[edit]

I think if any persone is watch your face continue than some thing is happen with you but why that happen you don't have any contacts with him/her ???? Ranjan randhir (talk) 16:20, 6 December 2016 (UTC)