contagious disease


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contagious disease

[kən′tā·jəs di′zēz]
(medicine)
An infectious disease communicable by contact with a person suffering from it, with the bodily discharge, or with an object touched by the person.
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Dr Keith Edgar, of the care group, said: "Measles is a highly contagious disease and can cause, in its most severe form, brain damage and even death.
Widespread use of vaccines can reduce the risk of developing a number of contagious diseases that seriously affect older people.
MANAMA, Sep 2 (KUNA) -- The First Gulf Pharma-Medical Conference has kicked off, on Wednesday, in Bahrain to discuss health services related to countering contagious disease.
IBD is a highly contagious disease of young chickens which is mainly caused by infectious bursal disease virus characterized by immune-suppression and mortality at three to six weeks of age.
DG KHAN -- Cattle heads in the district were being vaccinated as a precaution ahead of expected floods and livestock was not facing any contagious disease in DG Khan, said district livestock officer here Wednesday.
Some newspapers and websites in the UAE on Sunday reported that the ministry has put a temporary ban on the import of live camels as a precautionary measure to prevent the outbreak of any contagious disease.
2 : a period during which a person or animal with a contagious disease is isolated <a six-month quarantine>
This contagious disease, which causes abnormal growths in the lungs and other tissues, kills roughly 2 million people a year.
One woman bought a puppy and then took it to a veterinarian and had it diagnosed with parvovirus, a highly contagious disease in dogs,'' said Frank Mateljean, spokesman for the City Attorney's Office.
Experts from WHO were on their way to Asia last night to join US scientists investigating the contagious disease, which starts with flu- like symptoms.
Our towns are still infested with the contagious disease of drug use.

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