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vector competence
Subject Category
H Health and Pathology
Definition
The physiological ability of a vector organism to acquire, maintain and transmit an infectious agent, as described by susceptibility to a pathogen, immune response, and sustaining infection long enough for disease transmission to occur.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/34062.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/34062
Used For
vector potential (epidemiology)
Broader Term
epidemiology
Related Term
disease vectors
vectorial capacity
Spanish
competencia del vector
Term Number
34062