SCHOOLS ONLY: Infections That Use Touch to Transmit

SCHOOLS ONLY: Infections That Use Touch to Transmit

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Museum of London

150 London Wall

London

EC2Y 5HN

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Some diseases are spread almost exclusively by touch or through the skin or mucus membranes such as Ebola and parasitic diseases.

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Some diseases are spread almost exclusively by touch or through the skin or mucus membranes. These include Ebola, several parasitic diseases such as hookworm, strongyloides and scabies and some bacterial and fungal infections. Other diseases like COVID-19 and influenza are mainly transmitted via other routes but use touch as a secondary method of spread. This has implications for controlling these diseases, including the role of isolation and sanitation.

A lecture by Chris Whitty

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