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Fomites MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Fomites
Tree Number(s)
N06.850.520.203.250.500
Unique ID
D050456
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D050456
Scope Note
Inanimate objects that carry pathogenic microorganisms and thus can serve as the source of infection. Microorganisms typically survive on fomites for minutes or hours. Common fomites include CLOTHING, tissue paper, hairbrushes, and COOKING AND EATING UTENSILS.
See Also
Disease Transmission, Infectious
Equipment Contamination
Public MeSH Note
2006
History Note
2006
Date Established
2006/01/01
Date of Entry
2005/06/30
Revision Date
2020/06/12
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