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acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body chickenpox , varicella
contagious disease affecting the air passages and causing fever and weakness diphtheria
acute contagious infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae; marked by the formation of a false membrane in the throat and other air passages causing difficulty in breathing diphtheria
contagious diseases, widespread epidemic
acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands epidemic parotitis , mumps
contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester epidemic roseola , German measles , rubella , three-day measles
contagious fungal infection of the scalp; occurs mainly in Africa and the Middle East favus
acute febrile highly contagious viral disease flu , grippe , influenza
contagious degenerative infection of the feet of hoofed animals (especially cattle and sheep) foot rot
acute contagious disease of cloven-footed animals marked by ulcers in the mouth and around the hoofs foot-and-mouth disease , hoof-and-mouth disease
(medicine) the theory that all contagious diseases are caused by microorganisms germ theory
destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans glanders
acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing glandular fever , infectious mononucleosis , kissing disease , mono , mononucleosis
greed and the contagious excitement of a gold rush gold fever
contagious skin disease impetigo
very contagious infection of the skin; common in children; localized redness develops into small blisters that gradually crust and erode impetigo
contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation itch , scabies
acute contagious viral disease of central western Africa; characterized by fever and inflammation and muscular pains and difficulty swallowing; can be used as a bioweapon Lassa fever
hospital for contagious disease lazaretto
persistent and contagious disease of the skin causing inflammation and itching and loss of hair; affects domestic animals (and sometimes people) mange
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