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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In addition, for more effective prevention against the spread of communicable diseases in the campus, schools should assign designated staff or a crisis management team to coordinate and oversee matters relating to the hygienic conditions of the school environment and to brief students/staff and parents on the relevant preventive measures.
Diet and nutrition are important factors in the promotion and maintenance of good health throughout the entire life; their role as determinants of chronic non communicable diseases is well established and they therefore occupy a prominent position in preventive medicine.
Migration of people and high population density in camps provide ideal conditions for the passage of communicable diseases, he added.
Operationalisation of surveillance of communicable diseases in Chandigarh.
Most deaths caused by epidemic communicable diseases happen among those having chronic diseases like diabetes due to their weak body immunity," he noted.
National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) (a division of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS))
Newly emerged and re-emerging communicable diseases threaten the entire global community and extract a heavy human, economic, and social toll on parts of it.
The team includes a consultant in communicable disease control, a nurse consultant, three communicable disease control nurses, two TB nurses, an information manager and three clerical staff.
The rule requires that you recover each HCT/P in a way that does not cause contamination or cross-contamination during recovery, or otherwise increase the risk of the introduction, transmission, or spread of communicable disease through the use of HCT/P.
1) Public health practitioners can provide educational programs to officers, onsite medical staff and offenders about communicable disease control.
It gives federal officials the authority to appoint quarantine officers, establish quarantine stations, and detain Americans "reasonably believed to be infected" with a communicable disease.

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