contagious

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Synonyms for contagious

Synonyms for contagious

capable of transmission by infection

Synonyms for contagious

easily diffused or spread as from one person to another

Related Words

(of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

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Effect of treatment on contagiousness of patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis.
For 16 birds, a noninfected cage mate was provided to evaluate contagiousness in the absence of mosquitoes.
a tool to show the contagiousness of common infections
Communication during the sale allows members to watch in real-time as merchandise is selling out -- creating a contagiousness to join and share the experience.
Because of the contagiousness of this frightening disease, there are huge payoffs for investment in diagnostics and therapeutics, which have not yet been tapped.
When asked about the contagiousness of the disease, Dr.
In this respect, dangerousness is morally different from contagiousness.
Few aspects give rise to the same level of public fear and misapprehension as contagiousness.
But the very mimetic, contagious, character of human violence, a contagiousness which increases in direct proportion to its violent intensity, makes it, statistically speaking, highly probable that all the violent participants in the collective crisis will eventually end up agglutinated against one, proceeding like a snowball effect:
Beliefs about the Contagiousness of HIV/AIDS Viewers and non-viewers did not differ in their reported contagion beliefs.
Since the characteristics and the contagiousness of abnormal prions found in the animal remain unknown, the ministry said it wants to hear further opinions from experts on appropriate measures.
To maintain this argument, Fielding, Fenton, and Nathan identify the performativity, iterability, and contagiousness of Austen as the factors that shape her popularity, coining, and circulation.
Clearly, the extreme contagiousness of plague and the lack of a vaccine called for both quarantine and the rapid and extensive prophylactic treatment of uninfected individuals with antibiotics.
One of the horrors--and allures--of sin is its contagiousness.
Our readings testify to the contagiousness of a lived faith, which not only witnesses to our dependence on God but also enables us to trust more fully in one another.