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Contagion

Contagion

Synonym: contagium.

2. Transmission of infection by direct contact, droplet spread, or contaminated fomites. The term originated long before development of modern ideas of infectious disease and has since lost much of its significance, being included under the more inclusive term communicable disease.

3. Production via suggestion or imitation of a neurosis or psychosis in several or more members of a group.

Origin: L. Contagio; fr. Contingo, to touch closely An incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted.


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A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... comes into contact with it. Is if possible for some form of abnormality or some other biological quirk to make someone completely immune to such a contagion?

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Deer/maggot biology

... it or watch for more. In the state of NJ, you have to check in all your kills to be checked by a certified inspector for diseases (it prevents the contagion from making it into the human population).

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Ebola.....

Actually we do not really know. The source of ebola infection has yet to be indentified. But contagion seem to hapen by contact with infected body fluids.

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The Fiber Disease

... and federal health monitoring agencies who at best are moving at a snails rate on this problem? if anyone does kill themselves out of fear of contagion, it would be logical to blame the likes of the CDC,NIH,CFID, for their lack of vigilance and lack of competency, would it not? Yes South, ...

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