contagious disease

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n contagious disease any disease easily transmitted by contact
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Contagious disease (Med) A disease communicable by contact with a patient suffering from it, or with some secretion of, or object touched by, such a patient. Most such diseases have already been proved to be germ diseases, and their communicability depends on the transmission of the living germs. Many germ diseases are not contagious, some special method of transmission or inoculation of the germs being required.
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Usage

In literature:

Still, the disease is not contagious if reasonable precautions are taken.
"The Leper in England: with some account of English lazar-houses" by Robert Charles Hope
The report of the consuls had placed the number of deaths from the four contagious diseases at one hundred a day.
"A Story of the Red Cross" by Clara Barton
Vice is as contagious as any other disease.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
It is distinctly a contagious disease and may be brought into a previously healthy herd by one infected animal.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
In this way, contagious diseases are frequently contracted.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Refugees who fled simply because others fled, for terror is a most contagious disease.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
It is regrettable that God did not possess the magnanimity of an Ingersoll and make health contagious instead of disease.
"Tyranny of God" by Joseph Lewis
All attempts to describe the loathsome and contagious disease which it engenders defy human language.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
There are the usual precautions in infectious and contagious diseases.
"Atlanta" by Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Cast-off clothing, express prepaid, and free from all contagious diseases, accepted at its full value.
"A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
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In news:

Chicken pox , whose technical name is 'varicella' (var-uh-SELL-uh), is a common, highly-contagious disease usually contracted during childhood.
It's a mild disease with quick recovery, but it is fairly contagious.
While state-licensed day care centers are legally bound to post notices about contagious diseases such as flu, public schools are not.
New AIDS-like disease not contagious .
New AIDS-like disease in Asians, not contagious .
Researchers say new AIDS-like mystery disease is not contagious .
New AIDS-like disease in Asia not contagious .
Mysterious new AIDS-like disease in Asians not contagious , according to researchers.
Whooping cough – or pertussis – is a serious and very contagious respiratory disease that can cause long, violent coughing fits and the characteristic "whooping" sound that follows when a person gasps for air.
Don't Kiss Your Dog – His Gum Disease Is Contagious.
The number of pertussis cases in Minnesota is surging, approaching 700 cases of the highly-contagious respiratory disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Pertussis is a highly contagious but preventable disease.
Pertussis , more commonly known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious disease that can be fatal to infants.
Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment, prevention of this highly contagious viral disease.
Tuberculosis outbreak in 20 years, health workers in Central Florida are about to launch an ambitious program to test homeless residents here for the contagious disease.
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In science:

NB MD is called PolyaEggenberger distribution by the name of the scientists who applied it to the diffusion of contagious diseases in 1926.
Clan concept in multiparticle dynamics and the NB ``enigma''
The main aim in this article is to study the evolution of the SI epidemiological model and the creation of subgraphs due to the dynamic behavior of the individuals trying to avoid the contagious of the disease.
Dynamical graphs for the SI epidemiological model
The main aim in this article is to study the evolution of the SI epidemiological model and the creation of subgraphs due to the dynamic behavior of the individuals trying to avoid the contagious of the disease.
Dynamical graphs for the SI epidemiological model
We studied the evolution of the SI epidemiological model and the creation of subgraphs due to the dynamic behavior of the individuals trying to avoid the contagious of the disease.
Dynamical graphs for the SI epidemiological model
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