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communicable disease

com·mu·ni·ca·ble dis·ease

/kəˈmyo͞onikəbəl diˈzēz/

Noun

Communicable diseases come in a variety of forms, such as bacterial, viral and fungal infections. These micro-organisms can be transmitted through the atmosphere (airborne) or through human secretions such as saliva, tears, semen, or blood (bloodborne).