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The novel coronavirus is highly contagious and, unlike influenza or rhinoviruses, SARS-CoV-2 is new.

We are a global economy and people travel from different parts of the world, but that doesn’t necessarily mean international travelers are more or less contagious.

One big unknown is whether the reinfected patient was contagious the second time around.

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For example, it’s still unclear why the new virus is so much more contagious than its SARS and MERS relatives — each of which have infected fewer than 10,000 people.

Patients are most contagious around the time their symptoms emerge, so this woman was most likely the index case — the first person in the cluster to become infected.

Many doomsday preppers have spent their lives stocking up for an emergency of the type this contagious hemorrhagic fever presents.

It is likely, therefore, that Duncan was much more contagious further into his illness, making transmission increasingly likely.

By then, dripping with fevered sweat, she would have been inarguably contagious.

First: Was he contagious when boarding the plane and are his plane-mates therefore at risk?

While the virus can remain incubated for up to 21 days, it is not contagious until a patient begins showing symptoms.

A suppressed laugh spread its contagious influence all round the table.

Now, youve been skating with Mother Wit and have caught her inventive geniusits contagious.

Dr. Coleridge "considered it to be a contagious nervous disease, the acme or intensest form of which is catalepsy."

For such intensity of evocation is as contagious as an enthusiasm or a panic.

Pliny says the temples were almost deserted through this contagious superstition.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contagious, such as: deadly, endemic, infectious, poisonous, spreading, and catching.

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