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Descriptor English:   Fomites 
Descriptor Spanish:   Fómites 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Fômites 
Synonyms English:   Fomite  
Tree Number:   N06.850.295.300
Definition English:   Inanimate objects that carry pathogenic microorganisms and thus can serve as the source of infection. Microorganisms typically survive on fomites for minutes or hours. Common fomites include CLOTHING, tissue paper, hairbrushes, and COOKING AND EATING UTENSILS. 
See Related English:   Disease Transmission, Infectious
Equipment Contamination
 
History Note English:   2006 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CL classification MI microbiology
SN statistics & numerical data VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   51233 
Unique Identifier:   D050456 

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