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noun as in infection

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The last several years have been terrible for measles, the highly contagious — and vaccine-preventable — childhood disease.

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From surprise pregnancy announcements on Instagram to glam photo shoots starring their gorgeous baby bumps, these celebrity moms’ pregnancy glow was contagious in 2020.

What’s more, Woloshin said, the tests only tell you if you have the virus — not whether or when you are contagious.

An anti-chytrid microbe so acquired could be like a vaccine that’s contagious.

Its earliest origins, which probably date back to 16th-century China or possibly slightly later in India, involve the use of contagious fluids from smallpox victims to protect from future infection.

Mead most satisfactorily combats the opinions of the French physicians who maintained the non-contagiousness of the Plague.

In recent years the fact of its exhibiting a family tendency has been thought as much suggestive of contagiousness as of heredity.

The contagiousness of whooping cough continues about two months, or ceases before that time with the cessation of the cough.

Medical opinion in 1833 was decidedly adverse to the contagiousness of influenza.

Now that we know its contagiousness, however, it is comparatively easy to explain its occurrence in families.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contagiousness, such as: bug, disease, epidemic, flu, pollution, and virus.

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