- A disease resulting from the presence and activity of a pathogenic microbial agent.
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Examples from the Web for infectious disease
Doctors initially thought Ryan had a blood clot, but an infectious-disease doctor identified the true problem.Necrotizing Fasciitis: Life After Flesh-Eating Bacteria
May 17, 2012
Kent Sepkowitz is an infectious-disease specialist in New York City.Why You Love Being Scared of Swine Flu
September 19, 2009
- A disease caused by a microorganism or other agent, such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus, that enters the body of an organism.
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