Communicable disease definition

Communicable disease means an illness caused by an infectious agent or its toxins that occurs through the direct or indirect transmission of the infectious agent or its products from an infected individual or via an animal, vector or the inanimate environment to a susceptible animal or human host.
Communicable disease means a disease caused by the presence of viruses or microbial agents within a person’s body, which agents may be transmitted either directly or indirectly to other persons.
Communicable disease means any disease which can be transmitted by means of any substance or agent from any organism to another organism where:

Examples of Communicable disease in a sentence

  • Communicable disease (CD) transmission across borders in the sub-region has also been aggravated by the high percentage of mobile populations.


More Definitions of Communicable disease

Communicable disease means a disease caused by a microorganism (bacterium, virus, fungus, or parasite) that can be transmitted from person to person via an infected body fluid or respiratory spray, with or without an intermediary agent (such as a louse, mosquito) or environmental object (such as a table surface). Some communicable diseases are reportable to the local health authority.
Communicable disease means an infectious disease caused by a contagious agent which is transmitted from person to person by direct contact with an infected individual or by indirect means such as exposure to a vector, animal, fomite, product or environment, or exchange of fluid, which is contaminated with the contagious agent;
Communicable disease means an illness, sickness, condition or an interruption or disorder of body functions, systems or organs that is transmissible by an infection or a contagion directly or indirectly through human contact, or contact with human fluids, waste, or similar agent, such as, but not limited to Meningitis, Measles or Legionnaire’s Disease.
Communicable disease means an illness or disease resulting from an infection due to pathogen agents or toxins, following the direct or indirect transmission of the agent from the source to the host;
Communicable disease means any disease spread from person to person or animal to person.
Communicable disease means any disease that can be transmitted from one person to another directly, by contact with excrement, other body fluids, or discharges from the body; or indirectly, via substances or inanimate objects, such as contaminated food, drinking glasses, toys or water; or via vectors, such as flies, mosquitoes, ticks, or other insects.
Communicable disease means a disease caused by an infectious agent that can be transmitted from one person, animal, or object to another individual by direct or indirect means including transmission via an intermediate host or vector, food, water or air.