Definition of Communicable disease
1. Noun. A disease that can be communicated from one person to another.
Specialized synonyms: Contagion, Contagious Disease, Infectious Disease, Cold, Common Cold
Medical Definition of Communicable disease
1. Any disease that is transmissible by infection or contagion directly or through the agency of a vector. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Communicable disease
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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1903)
"That whenever any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease affecting domestic animals, and especially the disease known as pleuro-pneumonia, ..."
2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"... to the satisfaction of the board that dangerous, communicable disease exists in any foreign country, neighboring state, or locality within this state, ..."
3. The Health Officer by Frank Overton, Willard Joseph Denno (1919)
"A health officer learns of the existence of cases of communicable disease in three ways: 1, by the reports of physicians; 2, by the reports of laymen, ..."
4. Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology by August Hirsch (1885)
"A communicable disease. The fact that the mal de los pintos is decidedly communicable, gives further probability to the parasitic nature of the malady. ..."
5. Health and Disease: Their Determining Factors by Roger Irving Lee (1917)
"So the prevention of communicable disease does not permit of generalization. Formerly it was argued that the person sick with a communicable disease ..."
6. A Manual for Health Officers by Joseph Scott MacNutt (1915)
"Problems in the control of communicable disease constitute the largest class of matters concerning which state advice is sought. Such service is invaluable ..."