contagious disease

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Noun1.contagious disease - any disease easily transmitted by contact
communicable disease - a disease that can be communicated from one person to another
flu, grippe, influenza - an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
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
sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, VD, venereal disease, venereal infection, Venus's curse, Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, dose - a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
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"No; Miss Polly would let concealment prey on her damask cheeks and still smile on in the novel fashion, or turn sister of charity and nurse the heartless lover through small-pox, or some other contagious disease, and die seraphically, leaving him to the agonies of remorse and tardy love."
I saw no evidence of any contagious diseases during all my stay.
Measles was a highly contagious disease, which caused fever and a rash.
In its Facebook page, the hospital said it was just following medical protocols on contagious disease.
African swine fever is a highly contagious disease that affects pigs and wild boar.
Abbottabad -- Health expert on Wednesday emphasized on the importance of ongoing anti-measles vaccination campaign as it is a safe way to prevent children from this contagious disease.
Nwekpe explained that hepatitis was a highly contagious disease usually caused by the inflammation of the liver and could easily lead to death of its victim if not treated.
Summary: Mayor Fouad Yassin Thursday denied foul play after dead fish were found in a small lake in his town of Kfar Tibnit in Nabatieh, an incident that had prompted allegations the fish had been poisoned or infected with a contagious disease.
Summary: Puducherry [India] May 26(ANI): In the wake of the sudden outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala, the Collector Office, Pudducherry on Saturday issued an advisory, mentioning preventive steps to be taken in high-risk areas to check the spread of the contagious disease.
TB is a contagious disease, thus, it has to be controlled.
PICK OF THE DAY HOLBY CITY (BBC1, 8pm) ATERRIBLE contagious disease threatens the staff and patients at Holby General Hospital this week when two critically ill patients arrive from Pakistan.

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