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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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Estimations of the [R.sub.0] value are often calculated as a function of 3 primary parameters--the duration of contagiousness after a person becomes infected, the likelihood of infection per contact between a susceptible person and an infectious person or vector, and the contact rate--along with additional parameters that can be added to describe more complex cycles of transmission (19).
25 (2012): 143-50; Robert Holden, "The Contagiousness of Aircraft Hijacking," American Journal of Sociology 91, 4 (1986): 874-904; and Brigitte L.
The pathogenicity, contagiousness, environmental persistence, skin or mucosal colonization and poor treatment efficacy of S.
The doctor further added that the patient had been kept in an intensive care unit in isolation due to the contagiousness of the disease.
Pakistan was able to control leprosy in 1996 with ongoing efforts to eliminate the disease.1 Due to varying presentations, crippling complications, and contagiousness, its timely diagnosis and management are extremely important.
Lifting the veil of ignorance: An experiment on the contagiousness of norm violations, Rationality and Society 27(3), 309-333.
Moreover, due to degree of contagiousness, typhoid [32] and typhus need significant intervention so that the university community should put hygiene as a priority area of awareness and do practice raising campaigns so as to break the routes of disease communication.
Authorities said the H5N6 strain which broke out at duck farms has similar levels of contagiousness and pathogenicity as the H5N1 type which wreaked the greatest scale of damage last year.
"HHV reactivation, rather than primary infection, is more likely the cause of PR as supported by sporadic occurrence of PR, reduced contagiousness, age of PR onset, possible relapse during a limited span of time, and frequent occurrence after stress or immunosuppressive states such as pregnancy," Dr.
NYT Syndicate The 'contagiousness' of yawns may be rooted in primitive brain reflexes, British researchers report.
Its contagiousness varies with the relative activity of and gender relationships between friends.
"I wholeheartedly believe in the contagiousness of action," he says.