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Also known as: Contagious

An infectious disease that can be transmitted from person to person. Transmission can occur through direct physical contact, such as by touching or having sex with an infected person; through indirect contact, such as by touching or using an object that an infected person has touched or used; or through close proximity, such as being exposed to an infected person’s sneeze or cough.

See Related Term(s): Communicable Disease, Infectious Disease, Sexual Transmission

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