contagion


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contagion

1. the transmission of disease from one person to another by direct or indirect contact
2. a contagious disease

contagion

[kən′tā·jən]
(medicine)
The process whereby disease spreads from one person to another, by direct or indirect contact.
The bacterium or virus which transmits disease.
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We also find significant evidence of contagion in school shootings, for an incident is contagious for an average of 13 days, and incites an average of at least 0.
The EBA spokesman backed comments from the Bulgarian authorities that "firewalls" were in place to protect banks from Greek contagion.
IHS estimates the impact of a Greek exit from the Eurozone with significant contagion effects would also hurt Asia, lowering GDP growth in the Asia-Pacific region by 0.
If the contagion from Greece intensified, the next-weakest country, probably Portugal, would find itself unable to support its banking system or pay its debts.
The Committee's paper examines whether such post-crisis reforms as capital requirements, liquidity requirements, and the creation of better bankruptcy procedures, obviate the need for strong contagion weapons, and it also raises the question of whether it is in the public interest to restore and perhaps even strengthen these weapons.
Plus regulators have to take into account "secondary effects" such as the fact that market participants will be making assumptions about how contagion might be spreading.
What's new, Kramer and his colleagues reported, is the finding that emotional contagion can occur without direct personal contact.
These results indicate that emotions expressed by others on Facebook influence our own emotions, constituting experimental evidence for massive-scale contagion via social networks.
The topics include evidence from China's banks in Hong Kong about the performance of emerging markets banks, an econometric analysis of the impact of oil prices on stock markets in Gulf Cooperation countries, whether developing and emerging equity market tail risk is constant, the impact of European Union enlargement on volatility and spillover effects of Central and Eastern Europe, evidence from stock and sovereign bond markets on whether emerging markets are exposed to contagion from the US, stock market volatility and contagion effects on the financial crisis in southeastern Europe, and correlation and network structure of international financial markets in times of crisis.
It's not every day you stumble across transforming alien robots, sewer-dwelling mutant ninja turtles, ghost hunters and conspiracy theorists trying to track them down amid a nationwide contagion.
CONTAGION is Book Three in the 'Toxic City' series and is set two years after London has struck by a devastating terrorist attack, but off from the rest of the world while the rest of England believes it to be a toxic wasteland.