communicable disease


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communicable disease

[kə′myü·nə·kə·bəl di‚zēz]
(medicine)
An infectious disease that can be transmitted from one individual to another either directly by contact or indirectly by fomites and vectors.
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Take the time now to review and update your camp's food safety and communicable disease risk management plan.
Dr al-Soub said that the Communicable Diseases Unit at HMC was currently working on a number of research studies relating to some communicable diseases like brucellosis (an infectious disease caused by bacteria), in addition to research studies on antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Highly prevalent communicable diseases have the potential to sicken and kill a significant portion of a country's population and could be particularly ominous for economies if they affect workers in key sectors of the economy (e.
This has resulted in a better working relationship and has improved access to community resources such as HIV education programs, tuberculin skin testing for staff and communicable disease training for staff.
Since 1916, public health workers, physicians, government health agencies and students have relied on the 'Control of Communicable Diseases Manual' and its key concepts--epidemiology of infectious disease and its surveillance, prevention and control--to help prevent and manage the spread of diseases," said Georges C.
A: FDA may issue an order for retention, recall or destruction upon an Agency finding that there are reasonable grounds to believe that an ACT/P is a violative HCT/P because it was manufactured in violation of the regulations and, therefore, the conditions of manufacture do not provide adequate protections against risks of communicable disease transmission, or the HCT/P is infected or contaminated so as to be a source of dangerous infection, or an establishment is in violation of the regulations and therefore, does not provide adequate protections against the risks of communicable disease transmission.
It's not necessarily related to any cutbacks in public health or communicable diseases control programs.
Public Health Service charged with malaria control in war areas, it became the Communicable Disease Center in 1946.
Under the draft law, a person who knowingly exposes another to a communicable disease can face up to five years in prison, a fine of up to Dh100,000 or both for failing to comply with control measures.
To the Editor: We conduct communicable disease risk assessments after humanitarian emergencies, including natural disasters, and would like to clarify the findings of Floret et al.
Webber (formerly of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK) provides a resource text for doctors, epidemiologists and those working in the control of communicable disease, which will also provide a clear introduction for medical students, public health specialists, and other professionals involved in disease control.

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