Indirect contact transmission refers to an infected person spreading thier illness to someone else via an object that they both touch or contact. For example, indirect contact transmission of a cold may occur when someone with a cold touches their mouth, nose or eyes (mucous membranes) or coughs or sneezes into their hands, before touching a surface. Someone else then touches that surface which now has cold virus on it, which they pick up onto their own hands, then they touch their mucous membranes and subsequently become sick.  

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