Infectious diseases are (a) infectious and (b) preventable with a simple shot.
What makes this figure more unfortunate is that most of these deaths are preventable.
Almost all of these deaths occur in the developing world, and almost all of them are preventable.
Failing to vaccinate children could result in outbreaks of preventable diseases—diseases that devastated earlier generations.
Most of these deaths are preventable, and they devastate entire communities.
Diphtheria is preventable and, when properly treated with antitoxin, is curable.
The disease is preventable, and will probably be stamped out in time.
Puerperal infection is almost wholly a preventable disease and every patient has a right to insist upon protection against it.
Fortunately, however, this is an accident that is as preventable as it is common.
Adenoids and defective vision are preventable, but not contagious.
early 15c., "act in anticipation of," from Latin praeventus, past participle of praevenire "come before, anticipate, hinder," in Late Latin also "to prevent," from prae "before" (see pre-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Originally literal; sense of "anticipate to hinder" was in Latin, but not recorded in English until 1540s.