Meaning of superspreader in English:

superspreader

Pronunciation /ˈsuːpəsprɛdə/

noun

  • A person who transmits an infectious disease or agent to an unexpectedly or unusually large number of other people.

    ‘a superspreader could turn a single laboratory infection into a potential pandemic’
    • ‘perhaps the most infamous superspreader in history was Mary Mallon, aka Typhoid Mary’
    • ‘One superspreader may have been a 64-year-old doctor in China who traveled to Hong Kong in late February.’
    • ‘What makes for a superspreader is still unclear, but could be a mix of biological/genetic and environmental causes.’
    • ‘"It's very likely this virus is usually spread by droplet transmission, but from time to time it may be embedded in a 'superspreader' who may also spread the virus through airborne transmissions," said Dr. Schaffner.’
    • ‘Superspreaders would carry more of the infectious virus in their respiratory secretions.’
    • ‘Experts warn that some people may be so-called "superspreaders," or more prone than others to transmit the virus.’
    • ‘Certain patients seem to act as "superspreaders."’
    • ‘Medical experts fighting SARS in China said they still do not understand why some people survive the disease, especially those in a small group dubbed "superspreaders", who may infect hundreds.’
    • ‘Perhaps the most infamous superspreader in history was Mary Mallon, aka Typhoid Mary.’
    • ‘Public health officials documented a total of seven people directly infected by the doctor, making him a superspreader.’
    • ‘SARS went global thanks to a superspreader.’