Definition of Infectious disease

1. Noun. A disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact.




Medical Definition of Infectious disease

1. A disease resulting from the presence and activity of a microbial agent. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Infectious Disease

infectious agent
infectious anaemia
infectious arteritis virus of horses
infectious avian bronchitis
infectious bovine keratitis
infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis
infectious bovine rhinotracheitis
infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus
infectious bronchitis virus
infectious bulbar paralysis
infectious bursal disease
infectious bursal disease virus
infectious canine hepatitis
infectious conjunctivitis
infectious coryza
infectious disease (current term)
infectious ectromelia virus
infectious eczematoid dermatitis
infectious enterohepatitis
infectious granuloma
infectious hepatitis immunization
infectious hepatitis virus
infectious icterus
infectious jaundice
infectious mono
infectious mononucleosis
infectious myositis
infectious myringitis
infectious necrotic hepatitis of sheep

Literary usage of Infectious disease

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1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"An infectious disease is caused by a specific agent. This necessitates an exposure to and an infection with the specific organism. (2) Period of incubation. ..."

2. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1896)
"The number of such cases of nervous disease must, therefore, vary with the number of cases of infectious disease and the amount of poisoning from other ..."

3. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament by Great Britain Parliament (1902)
"infectious disease Notification and Prevention Acts. MR. FIELD: To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he will consider the ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"They must give notice of any infectious disease to the medical officer oí health and to the poor-law relieving officer, and they must give free access for ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1892)
"AT a time when the notification of infectious disease is likely to be made compulsory over the whole country, it may riot be uninteresting to discuss the ..."

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