Transmissible disease

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Definition

noun

A contagious disease wherein the pathogen is transmissible from one host to another.


Supplement

A transmissible 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.). Examples of transmissible disease are AIDS, herpes, etc.


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