Infectious disease
Infectious disease In*fec"tious dis*ease" (a) Any disease caused by the entrance, growth, and multiplication of microorganisms in the body; a germ disease. It may not be contagious. (b) Sometimes, as distinguished from {contagious disease}, such a disease communicated by germs carried in the air or water, and thus spread without contact with the patient, as measles. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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