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Communicable Diseases

Reference work entry

Synonyms

Contagious Diseases

Definition

Communicable Diseases are diseases caused by microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, parasites, which can be transmitted from an individual to another through various pathways, such as direct contact with infected persons or by indirect means (food, fluids, air, objects, vectors). Examples of communicable diseases are influenza, tuberculosis, malaria.

Keywords

Public Health Direct Contact Social Policy Contagious Disease Communicable Disease 
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