contagious

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contagious

1. (of a disease) capable of being passed on by direct contact with a diseased individual or by handling clothing, etc., contaminated with the causative agent
2. (of an organism) harbouring or spreading the causative agent of a transmissible disease
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In the case of dairies, contagious mastitis can easily be spread through milking equipment and poor sanitation.
Contagious mastitis is caused by organisms that live on an animal's skin (including humans) and are spread by equipment or by hand.

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