Origin of contagious
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OTHER WORDS FROM contagious
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH contagiouscontagious , infectious (see synonym study at the current entry)
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How to use contagious in a sentence
The novel coronavirus is highly contagious and, unlike influenza or rhinoviruses, SARS-CoV-2 is new.COVID-19 may one day come and go like the flu, but we’re not there yet|Kate Baggaley|September 16, 2020|Popular-Science
We are a global economy and people travel from different parts of the world, but that doesn’t necessarily mean international travelers are more or less contagious.All Your Questions About Flying During the Pandemic Answered|Charli Penn|September 4, 2020|Essence.com
One big unknown is whether the reinfected patient was contagious the second time around.What the first confirmed COVID-19 reinfection tells us about a future vaccine|Naomi Xu Elegant|August 25, 2020|Fortune
For example, it’s still unclear why the new virus is so much more contagious than its SARS and MERS relatives — each of which have infected fewer than 10,000 people.Here’s what we’ve learned in six months of COVID-19 — and what we still don’t know|Erin Garcia de Jesus|June 30, 2020|Science News
Patients are most contagious around the time their symptoms emerge, so this woman was most likely the index case — the first person in the cluster to become infected.COVID-19 case clusters offer lessons and warnings for reopening|Helen Thompson|June 18, 2020|Science News
Many doomsday preppers have spent their lives stocking up for an emergency of the type this contagious hemorrhagic fever presents.
It is likely, therefore, that Duncan was much more contagious further into his illness, making transmission increasingly likely.
By then, dripping with fevered sweat, she would have been inarguably contagious.
First: Was he contagious when boarding the plane and are his plane-mates therefore at risk?
While the virus can remain incubated for up to 21 days, it is not contagious until a patient begins showing symptoms.CDC Director: First U.S. Ebola Patient ‘Critically Ill’|Abby Haglage|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A suppressed laugh spread its contagious influence all round the table.
Now, youve been skating with Mother Wit and have caught her inventive geniusits contagious.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
Dr. Coleridge "considered it to be a contagious nervous disease, the acme or intensest form of which is catalepsy."Second Edition of A Discovery Concerning Ghosts|George Cruikshank
For such intensity of evocation is as contagious as an enthusiasm or a panic.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Pliny says the temples were almost deserted through this contagious superstition.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
British Dictionary definitions for contagious
Derived forms of contagiouscontagiously, adverbcontagiousness, noun
Medical definitions for contagious
Other words from contagiouscon•ta′gious•ness n.
Scientific definitions for contagious
A contagious disease is one that can be transmitted from one living being to another through direct or indirect contact. Thus the flu, which can be transmitted by coughing, and cholera, which is often acquired by drinking contaminated water, are contagious diseases. Although infectious is also used to refer to such diseases, it has a slightly different meaning in that it refers to diseases caused by infectious agents-agents such as viruses and bacteria that are not normally present in the body and can cause an infection. While the notion of contagiousness goes back to ancient times, the idea of infectious diseases is more modern, coming from the germ theory of disease, which was not proposed until the later nineteenth century. Contagious and infectious are also used to refer to people who have communicable diseases at a stage at which transmission to others is likely.