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Contagious disease   /kəntˈeɪdʒəs dɪzˈiz/   Listen
Contagious disease

Any disease easily transmitted by contact.  Synonym: contagion.

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"Contagious disease" Quotes from Famous Books

... trivial specimen to the common herd of American colleges, unless you send into all this organization some breath of life, by inoculating it with a few men, at least, who are real geniuses. And if you once have the geniuses, you can easily dispense with most of the organization. Like a contagious disease, almost, spiritual life passes from man to man by contact. Education in the long run is an affair that works itself out between the individual student and his opportunities. Methods of which we talk so much, play but a minor part. ...
— Memories and Studies • William James

... its germ content as much as possible. Milk of this character is frequently known as "sanitary," "hygienic" or "certified," the last term being used in connection with a certification from veterinary authorities or boards of health as to the freedom of animals from contagious disease. Frequently a numerical bacterial standard is exacted as a pre-requisite to the recommendation of the board of examining physicians. Thus, the Pediatric Society of Philadelphia requires all children's ...
— Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition - A Concise Manual for the Use of Students in Dairying • H. L. Russell

... be affected with a contagious disease, or coming from a family where such diseases exist, shall be received or continued in ...
— The Choctaw Freedmen - and The Story of Oak Hill Industrial Academy • Robert Elliott Flickinger

... with many apologies for disturbing Mavis. She then told her lodger that the broker's man was aware of the illness from which Mavis's baby was suffering; also that, as he was a family man, he objected to being in a house where there was a contagious disease, and that, if the child were not removed to the local fever hospital by the evening, he would inform the authorities. Mrs Trivett's information spelt further trouble for Mavis. Apart from her natural disinclination ...
— Sparrows - The Story of an Unprotected Girl • Horace W. C. Newte

... her that was the first time in his life he had known anyone to say they were ready to die and would willingly expose themselves to such a contagious disease. ...
— The War Romance of the Salvation Army • Evangeline Booth and Grace Livingston Hill

... that "these disorders had sprung from the Sins of men, more especially from the sins of priests and prelates. Even in the holy chair," said he, "many horrible crimes have been committed. Many abuses have grown up in the ecclesiastical state. The contagious disease, spreading from the head to the members—from the Pope to lesser prelates—has spread far and wide, so that scarcely any one is to be found who does right, and who is free from infection. Nevertheless, the evils have become so ancient and manifold, that it will be necessary to ...
— The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1555-1566 • John Lothrop Motley

Words linked to "Contagious disease" :   sexually transmitted disease, Vincent's angina, morbilli, diphtheria, Cupid's itch, measles, flu, rubeola, scarlatina, influenza, Venus's curse, communicable disease, VD, Cupid's disease, venereal infection, Vincent's infection, social disease, pox, scarlet fever, trench mouth, STD, venereal disease, contagion, dose, grippe

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