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Contagious disease

Definition

noun

A disease in which the pathogen is transmissible from one host to another.


Supplement

A contagious disease may be transmitted through direct contact (e.g. blood exchange with an infected host) or through a vector (e.g. contaminated surfaces, fomite, air, foods, animals, etc.).


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