contagious disease


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Related to contagious disease: communicable 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
measles, 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.
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Even those who are not eligible for certain vaccines-such as infants, pregnant women, or immunocompromised individuals-receive some protection because the spread of a contagious disease is contained.
It's like ``ElimiDATE,'' without the threat of a contagious disease.
Dr Brian Morgan, a contagious disease expert for the Eastern Health Board, confirmed the case last night.
Many express great concern that a virulent strain of influenza or another highly contagious disease may be present.
Health officers in 61 jurisdictions throughout California as well as the State Health Officer will be granted access to the system; in many cases it will be the first time jurisdictions are given the opportunity to apply virtual meeting technology to their capabilities for contagious disease control.
There are not enough isolation beds, or rooms, to deal with a highly contagious disease in any mass quantities in Los Angeles County,'' Lott said.
The bird died of a contagious disease which can affect humans.
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