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Trichomoniasis is caused by a parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis that lives in a woman’s vagina and a man’s urethra. The parasite can survive for a short time outside the body, but is usually transmitted through sexual contact.

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Hot zone

A hot zone is a section of a facility (sometimes an entire facility or even a city district) where there is a high risk of contamination by patients with an infectious disease. All individuals entering a hot zone must respect appropriate protective measures. By analogy, “cold zone” and “warm zone” are used to refer to areas where there is no infected individual or only individuals suspected of having an infection.