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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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The relative contagiousness of patients with smear-negative pulmonary results is unknown, but indirect evidence suggests they may transmit infection.
So what stops this contagiousness from spreading ad infinitum?
Many other factors such as the unpredictability (Drehmer & Bordieri, 1985) and contagiousness of the disability might also be added to the list of potential variables influencing perceptions of individuals with disabilities.
Fear of contagiousness has separated families, created social isolation in schools, and led to avoidance of people living in highly contaminated regions (Dhaka Community Hospital Trust 2005).
These viruses typically cause most of their victims to bleed to death within a few days of exposure; however, the immunized monkeys showed no signs of illness or contagiousness after being infected.
7 (1987) ("This case does not present, and we therefore do not reach, the questions whether a carrier of a contagious disease such as AIDS could be considered to have a physical impairment, or whether such a person could be considered, solely on the basis of contagiousness, a handicapped person as defined by the [Rehabilitation] Act.
Our celebration of creative contagiousness has grown from an annual report to a live event spanning the Atlantic," said Paul Kemp-Robertson, editorial director and co-founder of Contagious.
Julio Montaner said July 14 that pre-exposure prophylaxis should be used worldwide in order to derail the AIDS epidemic after two HIV studies in Africa revealed that antiretroviral drugs used in combination with anti-retroviral therapy helps treat HIV and prevents transmission through decreasing contagiousness.
Central to this success is the Christian faith by which those who have stayed with the program have been infected and the sheer contagiousness of it, embodied in the deep fellowship of love and affirmation of all these students, something obviously embedded deeply in the DNA of the ministry," Mr.
Margaret Hunt has observed that the reformers "were convinced of the contagiousness of vice," and worried that immoral activities and associations would "inevitably entangle their intimates in debt.
If HIV-positive persons were actually so contagious that they could not work or shop near others without accommodation, that contagiousness would clearly be a disability.
Ironically," he adds, bringing his mathematical model back to biomedical reality, "I understand that this is what mathematicians call contagiousness.