infectious disease n.
A disease resulting from the presence and activity of a pathogenic microbial agent.
Any time there is a new outbreak of infectious disease, it can be alarming.
Adam Lausing, an infectious disease researcher at the University of Michigan, emphasized that Ebola is not a respiratory disease.
infectious disease expert Kent Sepkowitz asks: What are all these physicians doing in Haiti?
|infectious disease |
A disease caused by a microorganism or other agent, such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus, that enters the body of an organism.