infectious disease n.
A disease resulting from the presence and activity of a pathogenic microbial agent.
Any time there is a new outbreak of infectious disease, it can be alarming.
Adam Lausing, an infectious disease researcher at the University of Michigan, emphasized that Ebola is not a respiratory disease.
Kent Sepkowitz is an infectious disease specialist in New York City.
infectious disease expert Kent Sepkowitz asks: What are all these physicians doing in Haiti?
In the 21st century, in the developed world at least, infectious disease is more of a threat than a reality.
She'll anchor in Punta Arenas harbor and announce a case of some infectious disease on board.
He looked as though he had an infectious disease or had read Dr. Kapff.
Men there are dying daily from infectious disease, while those who form the garrison have little to do but grumble.
The animals must, of course, be vigorous, free from all infectious disease.
In fact, the contagiousness of scarlet fever is probably as malignant as any other infectious disease.
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A disease caused by a microorganism or other agent, such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus, that enters the body of an organism.