Causes And Disadvantages Of Airborne Transmission

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Airborne transmission is where the microorganisms contained in the dust particles or air surrounding. Basically it passed through air and environment and can survive for a long time in the air. As the air or microorganisms ingested into the respiratory tract, it can cause allergic responses. The infectious diseases happened depending on the viability and infectivity of microorganism and their landing sites. Example of airborne transmission are by coughing, sneezing, talking, bed-making that are carried in the environment (Cox CS, 1989). Example of diseases that can be transmitted through airborne is tuberculosis. From World Health Organization (2017), it said that TB can be passed when a person with TB disease or he have the infectious bacterial cough, sneeze or spit, the bacteria can be propel from the mouth into the air. Thus it can infect next person who are near to him or people who are accidently inhaled the bacteria. Moreover, it mentioned that only a few germs can make someone infected with TB. That is the reason why TB patient needs to cover their mouth. v. Spread by droplet The microorganisms usually located in the droplets of secretions such as coughing and sneezing. When a person with flu sneeze, it will spread some secretions that may contained influenza virus that can induced flu. As another person inhaled the virus or it landed on person’s nose, the person can be infected with flu. Other than that, a person also can be infected when touching the surface

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