Direct spread of pathogens via aerosols. The droplets, which have a diameter of 100 µm to 2 mm, are aerosolised through sneezing, speaking or coughing. As these droplets cannot float through the air for a longer time, they only pose a risk to contact persons at a distance of 1-2 metres to the patient. Airborne infection is a typical transmission path for influenza viruses and Streptococci.
The A-to-Z database provides information on each pathogen, the most common infections that it triggers, its main transmission paths and recommendations on disinfection. In the glossary, you will find explanations of infection control terms. Search now!