Definition of Terms
An illness due to infectious agents or its toxic products which istransmitted directly or indirectly to all person or animal or through an agency of an intermediate animal host, vector of theinanimate environment.
Applied to disease that are easily spread directly transmittedfrom person to person or from reservoir.
Are those diseases not transmitted by ordinary contact butrequire a direct inoculation through a break in the previouslyintact skin or mucous membrane.
All contagious diseases are communicable and infectiousbut not all communicable and infectious diseases are necessarilycontagious