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immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life; immunity can be acquired by the development of antibodies after an attack of an infectious disease or by a pregnant mother passing antibodies through the placenta to a acquired immunity
any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye adenovirus
transmission mechanism in the which the infectious agent is spread as an aerosol and usually enters a person through the respiratory tract airborne transmission
highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people anthrax , splenic fever
quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc. assay
infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings Bang's disease , brucellosis , contagious abortion
safety from exposure to infectious agents biosafety
level of safety from exposure to infectious agents; depends on work practices and safety equipment and facilities biosafety level
exposure only to infectious agents that do not ordinarily cause human disease biosafety level 1
exposure to infectious agents that can cause disease in humans but whose potential for transmission is limited biosafety level 2
exposure to infectious agents that can be transmitted by the respiratory route and which can cause serious infection biosafety level 3
exposure to exotic infectious agents that pose a high risk of life-threatening disease and can be transmitted as an aerosol and for which there is no vaccine or therapy biosafety level 4
acute infectious disease occurring in epidemic form and featuring paroxysms of pain (usually in the chest) Bornholm disease , diaphragmatic pleurisy , epidemic myalgia , epidemic pleurodynia , myosis
food poisoning from ingesting botulin; not infectious; affects the CNS; can be fatal if not treated promptly botulism
infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints breakbone fever , dandy fever , dengue , dengue fever
infectious bacterial disease of human beings transmitted by contact with infected animals or infected meat or milk products; characterized by fever and headache brucellosis , Gibraltar fever , Malta fever , Mediterranean fever , Rock fever , undulant fever
acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and inflammation of mucous membranes cattle plague , rinderpest
infectious venereal ulcer chancroid
lung disease, infectious consumption , phthisis , TB , tuberculosis
incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted contagion , infection , transmission
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