Communicable by contact, by a virus, or by a bodily exhalation; catching; as, a contagious disease.
Conveying or generating disease; pestilential; poisonous; as, contagious air.
Spreading or communicable from one to another; exciting similar emotions or conduct in others.
Infectious. Can be transmitted from one person to another or from one part of the body to another.
A disease that can be spread from one person to another by infection.
capable of being transmitted from animal to animal.
Transmitted by contact; in common usage, "highly infectious."
Disease that can be passed from one cow to another through a number of possible ways.
communicable by contact; bearing contagion.
In the context of HIV, has come to be more popularly known as any infectious disease capable of being transmitted by casual contact from person to another. Casual contact can be defined as normal day-to-day contact among people at home, school, or work or in the community. A contagious pathogen (e.g., chicken pox) can be transmitted by casual contact. An infectious pathogen, on the other hand, is transmitted by direct or intimate contact (e.g., sex). HIV is infectious, not contagious.
Capable of being transmitted from one animal to another e.g. kennel cough.
Capable of transmitting a disease by direct or indirect person-to-person contact.
a virus that can be transmitted through casual contact, as defined by normal day-to-day activities with people at home, work and or school. HIV is known as an infectious disease because intimate (sex, sharing needles) contact is required for transmission to occur.
of or relating to communicable diseases; "by the road to the contagious hospital"
easily diffused or spread as from one person to another; "a contagious grin"
(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
catching. Transmitted from one person to another, either directly or indirectly.
Refers to TB disease of either the lungs or the throat that has been demonstrated to have caused transmission to other persons or the patient who has TB disease.
A disease that is likely to spread to and affect others.
An infectious condition which may be transmitted from person to person.
Capability of carrying a disease from one person to another.
A contagious disease is easily spread from one person to another by contact with the infectious agent that causes the disease. The agent may be in droplets of liquid particles made by coughing or sneezing, contaminated food utensils, water or food.
When a disease can be passed from one individual to the next
Highly transmissible disease.
an disease that may be transmitted by casual contact from one person to another (e.g., through droplets in the air, on the hands). See also infectious.
Easily transmitted by direct or indirect contact.
A disease that can be spread by contact.
A disease that is easily spread from one person to another by close proximity.
capable of being transmitted from person to person.
A disease or disorder easily transmitted from individual to individual.
A term applied to diseases that can spread from person to person.
Bacteria growing in the udder that are spread from cow to cow.
Description of a disease that's readily transmitted from one individual or flock to another.
Capable of being transmitted from one person to another.
Any infectious disease that can be transmitted by casual day-to-day contact, such as chicken pox. An infectious pathogen, on the other hand, is transmitted by direct or intimate contact, such as sex. HIV is infectious, not contagious
Contagious is when a disease or infection can be easily passed from one person to another through infection.