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infectious

1. (of a disease) capable of being transmitted
2. (of a disease) caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or protozoa
3. causing or transmitting infection
4. International law
a. tainting or capable of tainting with illegality
b. rendering liable to seizure or forfeiture

infectious

[in′fek·shəs]
(medicine)
Caused by infection.
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Gallagher hails from the School of Pharmacy at Temple University in Pennsylvania where he serves as the director of the residency program and clinical professor and clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious disease.
These dynamic networks took into account the fact that individuals tend to respond to the emerging infectious disease transmission by avoiding contacts with infected individuals.
The escalating incidences of infectious diseases and the enhanced management & control of infectious diseases is driving the growth in the global infectious disease treatment market.
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Objective: To assess the existing preparedness level of a tertiary care hospital with reference to international protocol for outbreak of infectious diseases during disaster.
Beginning with an overview of food-borne infectious diseases, it discusses in detail the recent food-borne infectious disease outbreaks in the United States and their investigations.

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