Formite & Vector: How Diseases Are Transmitted!

Formite – an inanimate object or substance capable of carrying infectious organisms, such as germs or parasites, and hence transferring them from one individual to another. Skin cells, hair, clothing, cell phone, key boards, and bedding are common hospital sources of contamination.

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Vector – is any agent (person, animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits an infectious pathogen into another living organism.

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