a disease caused by a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism, and often spreading by contact between individuals or by a vector such as an insect: Chicken pox and cholera are infectious diseases.Abbreviation: ID
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How to use infectious disease in a sentence
Adam Lausing, an infectious disease researcher at the University of Michigan, emphasized that Ebola is not a respiratory disease.
Any time there is a new outbreak of infectious disease, it can be alarming.
Today, few of us have much experience with infectious disease, beyond the occasional cold or flu or stomach bug.When TB Was a Death Sentence: An Excerpt From ‘The Remedy’ | Thomas Goetz | April 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the 21st century, in the developed world at least, infectious disease is more of a threat than a reality.When TB Was a Death Sentence: An Excerpt From ‘The Remedy’ | Thomas Goetz | April 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Another infectious disease is running through the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn.A Maddening Case of the Measles in Orthodox Jewish Brooklyn | Kent Sepkowitz | June 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The poison of an infectious disease kills by splitting and destroying the nuclei of the body's cells.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
It accordingly searches out illiterate children of school age, or persons smitten with infectious disease.English Poor Law Policy | Sidney Webb
These relate for the most part to nuisances and infectious disease, having special reference to ships.
The Public Health Acts contain important provisions relating to infectious disease.
It is insisted on here because unclean hands are the chief source of infectious disease.Euthenics, the science of controllable environment | Ellen H. Richards
Scientific definitions for infectious disease
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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