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|Noun||1.||contagious disease - any disease easily transmitted by contact|
communicable disease - a disease that can be communicated from one person to another
morbilli, rubeola - an acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash; occurs primarily in children
diphtheria - acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing
scarlatina, scarlet fever - an acute communicable disease (usually in children) characterized by fever and a red rash
pox - a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks
trench mouth, Vincent's angina, Vincent's infection - an acute communicable infection of the respiratory tract and mouth marked by ulceration of the mucous membrane
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