Definition of Infectious disease
1. Noun. A disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact.
Specialized synonyms: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Aids, Brucellosis, Gibraltar Fever, Malta Fever, Mediterranean Fever, Rock Fever, Undulant Fever, Asiatic Cholera, Cholera, Epidemic Cholera, Indian Cholera, Breakbone Fever, Dandy Fever, Dengue, Dengue Fever, Dysentery, Epidemic Disease, Hepatitis, Herpes, Glandular Fever, Infectious Mononucleosis, Kissing Disease, Mono, Mononucleosis, Hansen's Disease, Leprosy, Listeria Meningitis, Listeriosis, Meningitis, Epidemic Parotitis, Mumps, Paratyphoid, Paratyphoid Fever, Acute Anterior Poliomyelitis, Infantile Paralysis, Polio, Poliomyelitis, Ratbite Fever, Rickettsial Disease, Rickettsiosis, Recurrent Fever, Relapsing Fever, Rheumatic Fever, Miliary Fever, Sweating Sickness, T.b., Tb, Tuberculosis, Enteric Fever, Typhoid, Typhoid Fever, Pertussis, Whooping Cough, Frambesia, Framboesia, Yaws, Black Vomit, Yellow Fever, Yellow Jack
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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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 ..."