"Fomites" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
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.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Fomites".
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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Fomites" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Fomites" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Fomites" by people in Profiles.
Mobile Phones and Respiratory Viral Infections. J Infect Dis. 2021 11 22; 224(10):1629-1630.
Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 considering shared chairs in outpatient dialysis: a real-world case-control study. BMC Nephrol. 2021 09 16; 22(1):313.
Aerosol transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by children and adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2021 06; 56(6):1389-1394.
Debunking the Myth: What You Really Need to Know about Clothing, Electronic Devices, and Surgical Site Infection. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 03; 232(3):320-331.e7.
Environmental and Aerosolized Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Among Hospitalized Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients. J Infect Dis. 2020 11 09; 222(11):1798-1806.
Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: A Review of Viral, Host, and Environmental Factors. Ann Intern Med. 2021 01; 174(1):69-79.
Presence of Influenza Virus on Touch Surfaces in Kindergartens and Primary Schools. J Infect Dis. 2020 09 14; 222(8):1329-1333.
Antimicrobial Curtains: Are They as Clean as You Think? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 10; 37(10):1260-2.
Effectiveness of stringent decontamination of computer input devices in the era of electronic medical records and bedside computing: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Infect Control. 2015 Jun; 43(6):644-6.
Raman spectroscopic analysis of the clonal and horizontal spread of CTX-M-15-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Oct; 31(10):2827-34.