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Communicable Disease (some..)

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Published by: Ernie G. Bautista II, RN, MD on Jan 18, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


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What is CommunicableWhat is CommunicableDisease?Disease?
Communicable disease
is an illness caused by an infectious agent or its toxic productsthat are transmitted directly or indirectly toa well person through an agency, and avector or an inanimate object.
Definition of Terms:Definition of Terms:
Contagious Disease
 – term given to a disease thatis easily transmitted from one person to another through direct or indirect means.
Infectious Disease
 – transmitted not only byordinary contact but requires direct inoculation of the organism through a break on the skin or mucous membrane.
all contagious diseases are infectious.

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