- any agent, as clothing or bedding, that is capable of absorbing and transmitting the infecting organism of a disease.
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Historical Examples of fomites
If so, is it likely that clothes or fomites conveyed it in any case?A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)
There is also no question that typhus fever may be communicated by fomites.
The theory of the spread of yellow fever by fomites was completely demolished.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
The more common means of contagion is by direct contact or by means of fomites.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
This rapid discharge is advised because a ship's heated hold is just the place for the full development of the fomites.The Galaxy, May, 1877
- med any material, such as bedding or clothing, that may harbour pathogens and therefore convey disease
Word Origin for fomes