droplet infection

noun
infection spread by airborne droplets of secretions from the nose, throat, or lungs.

Origin:
1905–10

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droplet infection drop·let infection (drŏp'lĭt)
n.
An infection transmitted from one individual to another by droplets of moisture expelled from the upper respiratory tract through sneezing or coughing.

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In some situations, masks, and goggles may help prevent the spread of airborne or droplet infection.
Wear in any situation in which blood or body fluids could be splashed in your face, or droplet infection is suspected.
Droplet infection and its prevention by the face mask.
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