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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 current conflicts in Iraq and Syria combine features of all four types of war, and this undoubtedly has something to do with the contagiousness of regional instability.
Keeping in view the aggressiveness, contagiousness, high mortality and morbidity of these outbreaks, we conducted this study to evaluate the relationship between disease and different affected of inflicted children.
This is true in term of fatality rate, severity of the disease, complication risk, transmission mode, contagiousness, protection measures, treatment course, patient safety, and prevention measures, said WHO.
However, the textual evidence from Mari demonstrates incontrovertibly what common sense would dictate, that the contagiousness of many diseases was duly recognized.
The aim of this technique was to calibrate, in a literary sense, the body as a metronome of the market, in a manner that focused attention on the market rhythms without the individual becoming mentally subsumed by the rhythms' contagiousness.
The critic seems to argue that the contagiousness of the Japanese visitor's exotic strangeness is a key factor that leads him to become a samurai, delineating a cause and effect relationship between the contagiousness of the "exotic strangeness" of Japanese traditions and culture (cause) and the protagonist's transformation (effect).
Analysis of the complete sequencing of viruses by scientists in both China and Korea were finished and only showed minor mutations compared with Middle Eastern strains, which were in genomic regions with little influence to contagiousness.
This may be a mirroring effect, or emotional contagiousness on health care staff, which may also play a role between the participants and their staff.
Perhaps, but by this point the contagiousness of doom may have had its way.
In his 1514 De Morbo Gallicus (the fifth part of Practica in arte chirurgica copiosa), Giovanni de Vigo, surgeon to Pope Julius II, wrote about the contagiousness of the disease, the way of transmission (sexual intercourse) and the rapid dissemination throughout the body:
In addition to mutations in viral genome, which increase contagiousness of virus for Aedes albopictus, vector expansion represents main factors that contribute to spreading this virus worldwide [8].