Transmission of Respiratory Infections

Transmission of Respiratory Infections


Let’s talk more about respiratory
infections because they’re very common I would think and that is
something that people are susceptible to when they go to the ER so amplify more
on the respiratory infections. What I told you about tuberculosis and
those small droplets is what we call airborne transmission and they as I said
they can travel for long distances and be transmitted to people that are very
far away most of the infectious diseases that we deal in terms of upper
respiratory infection or lung infections are not transmitted that way they are
transmitted by what we call droplets and that’s basically once again I’m
talking to you I’m producing but this time there are also of bigger pieces of
saliva where the viruses like influenza like respiratory syncytial virus like
para influenza virus all those well even bacterias something like
pneumococcus etc where they are and those are heavy so they usually drop to
the floor or to the horizontal surfaces within three feet of me producing them
so if that one if I’m close to you then I can transmit if I’m far away from you
then I don’t transmit it as much so that’s the way they can transmit it but
they’re very easy to transmit because also they can transmit it if I have a
lot of secretions and I’m sneezing and I’m coughing and touching my hands I can’t
shake your hands I can touch something that you then are going to touch and those
things get transmitted to you and then you touch your hand and then you carry
it so those that’s the way the most of the infectious diseases related to upper respirtory track like common cold like influenza or even pnuemonias like
influenza para influenza etc are transmitted.

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