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Later in the epidemic, unprotected sex between an infected person and a random partner is relatively less likely to result in transmission--both because of the lower average infectiousness and be cause there is a greater likelihood that a random partner is already infected.
It was modelled that with increased TB awareness health messaging, minimal delay in accessing TB services, expeditious diagnosis and rapid initiation of chemotherapy, the period of infectiousness ([DELTA]) could be reduced to 60 days.
43) This has the potential to considerably prolong life expectancy and, perhaps, to significantly reduce infectiousness.
They fear the infectiousness of even a little freedom.
For some vector-pathogen complexes higher temperatures mean more infectiousness and vertical transmission rates as in Aedes-dengue, whereas for Culex-Western Equine Encephalitis, cooler climates seem to exert a favourable effect (27,30).
The researchers estimated the secondary-attack rate of the virus in Indonesia -- the risk of one infected person passing it to another -- to be 29 percent, a level of infectiousness similar to statistical estimates for seasonal influenza A in the United States.
Research about the infectiousness of HIV-positive hormonal contraceptive users has been limited and inconclusive.
At an individual level transmission of HIV depends on the infectiousness of the 'donor' and the susceptibility of the uninfected 'recipient'.
The RMS model claims to allow life/health insurers and corporate risk managers to quantify mortality and morbidity from nearly 2,000 potential pandemic influenza scenarios, taking into account such factors as: likelihood of the pandemic occurring, infectiousness and lethality of the pandemic, demographic impact, location of outbreak, pandemic lifecycle, vaccine production and national countermeasures.
An additional reason for caution is the infectiousness of live-virus influenza vaccines, for example, FluMist (MedImmune Vaccines, Gaithersburg, Md.
The news release emphasized the location of the restaurant and the days of exposure, based on period of infectiousness and the fact that IG is effective only if given within 14 days of exposure.