communicable disease n.
A disease that is transmitted through direct contact with an infected individual or indirectly through a vector. Also called contagious disease.
The yellows is a communicable disease, the cause of which is not definitely known.
The cleaning of rooms after a communicable disease will be considered later.
What is needed at the present moment is a universal conviction that tuberculosis is not an hereditary but a communicable disease.
There has long been reason for believing that tuberculosis is a communicable disease.
Diphtheria is an acute, specific, infectious, communicable disease.
Again, it may be a secondary or residual affection with many, but a communicable disease to others.
Specific directions for disinfecting in every kind of communicable disease would be too extended to be given here.
Yellow fever is a specific, infectious, and communicable disease of one febrile paroxysm.
There are those who believe that scurvy is of bacterial origin, some going so far as to regard it as a communicable disease.
These poisons or toxins interfere with the bodily functions, and thus cause what we know as communicable disease.