infectious vs contagious

infectious contagious

Definitions

  • 1) informal Memorable and invoking excitement or interest.
  • 2) pathology, of an illness Transmitted from one person to another, usually through the air breathed.
  • 3) informal Memorable and invoking excitement or interest.
  • 4) pathology, of a person Able to infect others.
  • 5) pathology, of an illness Transmitted from one person to another, usually through the air breathed.
  • 6) of feelings and behaviour Spreading quickly from one person to another.
  • 7) pathology, of a person Able to infect others.
  • 8) of feelings and behaviour Spreading quickly from one person to another.
  • 9) Capable of causing infection.
  • 10) Spreading or tending to spread from one to another.
  • 11) Capable of transmitting a disease; contagious.
  • 12) Capable of being transmitted by infection.
  • 13) (Law) Contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure and forfeiture.
  • 14) Capable of being easily diffused or spread; sympathetic; readily communicated.
  • 15) Having qualities that may infect; communicable or caused by infection; pestilential; epidemic
  • 16) Corrupting, or tending to corrupt or contaminate; vitiating; demoralizing.
  • 17) (Law) Contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure and forfeiture.
  • 18) easily spread
  • 19) caused by infection or capable of causing infection
  • 20) of or relating to infection
  • 21) Synonyms Catching, communicable.
  • 22) Contaminating, poisoning, defiling.
  • 23) Capable of communicating infection; that infects, taints, or corrupts; contaminating: as, infectious clothing; infectious air; an infectious vice.
  • 24) Communicable by infection; easily diffused or spread from person to person or from place to place, as a disease, a moral influence, or a mental condition: specifically applied to diseases which are capable of being communicated from one to another, or which pervade certain places, attacking persons there, independently of any contact with those already sick. Infectious diseases include contagious and miasmatic diseases.
  • 25) In law, capable of contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure or forfeiture.

Definitions

  • 1) Of a person, having a disease that can be transmitted to another person by touch.
  • 2) Of a disease, easily transmitted to others.
  • 3) Of a fashion, laughter, etc., easily passed on to others.
  • 4) Of or relating to contagion.
  • 5) Transmissible by direct or indirect contact; communicable.
  • 6) Spreading or tending to spread from one to another; infectious.
  • 7) Capable of transmitting a disease.
  • 8) Spreading or communicable from one to another; exciting similar emotions or conduct in others.
  • 9) (Med.) Communicable by contact, by a virus, or by a bodily exhalation; catching.
  • 10) Conveying or generating disease; pestilential; poisonous.
  • 11) (Med.) Communicable by contact, by a virus, or by a bodily exhalation; catching.
  • 12) (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
  • 13) easily diffused or spread as from one person to another
  • 14) Communicable by contagion; that may be imparted by contact or by emanations; catching: as, a contagious disease.
  • 15) Propagated by influence or incitement; exciting like feeling or action; spreading or liable to spread from one to another: as, contagious example; a contagious speculation.
  • 16) Arising from or due to contagion, in either sense; brought about by propagation or incitement: as, a contagious epidemic.
  • 17) Containing or generating contagion; poisonous; pestilential: as, contagious air; contagious clothing.

Examples

  • 1) The highly infectious disease was thought to have been virtually wiped out here by the vaccine.
  • 2) Equally foreign to these parts are his sideline antics and infectious enthusiasm.
  • 3) His enthusiasm is utterly infectious.
  • 4) LONDON Zoo has shut down its bird enclosures amid fears they could catch a highly infectious strain of avian flu.
  • 5) He was a warm, big-hearted man with an infectious laugh and a smile that would light up the room.
  • 6) It's good the enthusiasm is infectious as the overly polished, shallow action misses the point and rings hollow.
  • 7) We have forgotten how important enforced isolation is in the control of infectious disease.
  • 8) It is highly infectious and is lethal in more than half of all cases.
  • 9) They love being with him and bathing themselves in his sense of fun and that infectious laugh.
  • 10) These all flourish as a result of his infectious enthusiasm.
  • 11) We will miss both her and her infectious smile.
  • 12) You find fun in the unlikeliest of places and your laughter is infectious.
  • 13) It is also proof that enthusiasm is a highly infectious disease.
  • 14) She is hilarious with such an infectious laugh.
  • 15) His enthusiasm is infectious and while verging on the evangelical he is no maverick loner.
  • 16) She had an enigmatic smile and an infectious giggle.
  • 17) Poor sanitation always leads to the spread of disease and to deaths from infectious diseases.
  • 18) Her infectious laugh was guaranteed to brighten your day.
  • 19) He tells them this with laughter and infectious enthusiasm.
  • 20) He gives one of his infectious laughs and shrugs.
  • 21) He had an easy charm and an infectious enthusiasm for people and places.
  • 22) His brother officers loved him dearly and we will remember him for his infectious smile and wicked sense of humour.
  • 23) Protection zones were set up and cattle culled within hours as a precaution after displaying symptoms of the highly infectious disease.
  • 24) Then she bursts into infectious laughter.
  • 25) It is highly infectious and is spread when an infected person coughs and sheds the bacteria which is then inhaled by another.
  • 26) Our world will be a bleaker place without him, his infectious laughter and fantastic sense of humour.
  • 27) It's like an infectious disease they've all caught.
  • 28) Think how infectious laughter is - no matter that you "know not why "- it is a subconscious reaction to humour.
  • 29) BLITZER: It brings new meaning to the term infectious enthusiasm.
  • 30) Technically speaking, when you hear a veterinarian speaking of the condition, you will hear the term infectious tracheobronchitis.
  • 31) This general result I shall only support by the authority of Dr. Ramsbotham, who gives, as the result of his experience, that the same symptoms belong to what he calls the infectious and the sporadic forms of the disease, and the opinion of Armstrong in his original Essay.
  • 32) This general result I shall only support by the authority of Dr. Ramsbotham, who gives, as the result of his experience, that the same symptoms belong to what he calls the infectious and the sporadic forms of the disease, and the opinion of
  • 33) I'll be fully engulfed in infectious disease before mid morning!
  • 34) And its not being infectious is assuredly an important consideration.
  • 35) Without a doubt, anyone who saw the movie Contagion would label infectious diseases a pressing public health crisis.
  • 36) Dr. Cahill, senior attending physician in infectious diseases and emergency medicine at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, serves as the orchestra's in-house physician, treating everything from violinists 'stiff necks to an epidemic of food poisoning that occurred while the orchestra was on tour several years ago.
  • 37) ‘However, conjunctivitis caused by the common cold is very infectious and can spread rapidly between people.’
  • 38) ‘Severe acute respiratory syndrome is highly infectious and potentially lethal.’
  • 39) ‘Glandular fever is an infectious illness that causes swelling of the lymph nodes.’
  • 40) ‘Our feeling, however, is that they most likely contain a single infectious capsid.’
  • 41) ‘He was taken to the infectious diseases hospital three days later.’
  • 42) ‘Molecular biology has had a major impact on medical microbiology and infectious disease.’
  • 43) ‘Against this background, the emergence of new human infectious diseases or viruses is unsurprising.’
  • 44) ‘Must my rejected bag secretly be destroyed to prevent the spread of infectious agents?’
  • 45) ‘The classic means of protecting persons exposed to infectious diseases is vaccination.’
  • 46) ‘Clean bathroom surfaces also help prevent the spread of infectious germs.’
  • 47) ‘MPs poured out of the Commons potentially spreading any infectious agent.’
  • 48) ‘Bone lesions from infectious disease or parasitic infection are rare.’
  • 49) ‘Unravelling the genetic and environmental determinants of infectious disease will soon be feasible.’
  • 50) ‘This cross sectional survey was not designed to provide direct evidence of transmission of infectious diseases in prison.’
  • 51) ‘Measles is highly infectious and could spread very quickly.’
  • 52) ‘What if I tell myself the rash will go away and it becomes infectious and spreads even further?’
  • 53) ‘Lyme disease is an infectious illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.’
  • 54) ‘The cull of a flock of 9,000 pheasants was under way yesterday after confirmation of a highly infectious bird disease.’
  • 55) ‘There are also some major infectious diseases for which vaccinations have not been developed.’
  • 56) ‘Mumps is highly infectious and spreads rapidly in susceptible people living in close proximity.’
  • 57) ‘However, the bacteria are not as infectious as the common cold and cannot be spread by casual contact.’
  • 58) ‘It was thought that close contact with an infected person was needed for the infectious agent to spread from one person to another.’
  • 59) ‘Dutch botanist Martinus Bijerinck called this infectious fluid contagium vivum fluidum.’
  • 60) ‘She was misdiagnosed with gastro-enteritis, and transferred to Castle Hill because it was felt she was infectious.’
  • 61) ‘By the way, colds spread through touching infectious surfaces or inhaling viruses.’
  • 62) ‘Those treated can support their families and are likely to be less infectious.’
  • 63) ‘Some of the cheapest meat is stripped by machines and high-pressure jets from the bone, which is likely to be highly infectious in a sick cow.’
  • 64) ‘A person with glandular fever is most infectious when they have a fever (high temperature).’
  • 65) ‘The problem is once you fall for the guy with the infectious laugh or the girl that takes your breath away, you have to get them to notice you.’
  • 66) ‘He had a wonderful sense of humour and an infectious, hearty laugh.’
  • 67) ‘It does make you an energetic person, and one who has an infectious and personable manner.’
  • 68) ‘His quick wit and absolutely infectious laugh are almost as entertaining as the show itself.’
  • 69) ‘She had a warm personality combined with a loud infectious laugh.’
  • 70) ‘Valencians don't simply watch fireworks - they almost commune with them and the feeling is infectious.’
  • 71) ‘His infectious enthusiasm for technology is spread through his weblog.’
  • 72) ‘Poverty is something that is contagious and infectious in our community.’
  • 73) ‘The author's enthusiasm and infectious desire to communicate his ideas comes across loud and clear.’
  • 74) ‘Darlene simply had the kind of infectious positive attitude that influenced everyone in her presence.’
  • 75) ‘Neville Garden communicated his own infectious enthusiasm, week after week for many years, through his work as a critic.’
  • 76) ‘Seeing Chris thrashing around his drum kit made Steven smile and the infectious smile spread to Donnie.’
  • 77) ‘Nevertheless, she understands the essence of the formula, and applies it in a manner that is infectious.’
  • 78) ‘A most pleasant man, his naturally friendly manner and infectious good humour have made him a popular member of the Ship's Company.’
  • 79) ‘The balance of chilly remove and infectious abandon that Morton conveys adds much to Morvern's allure.’
  • 80) ‘Your enthusiasm is infectious; it spreads as rapidly through conversations as it does through bloodlines.’
  • 81) ‘The dog had an infectious energy, a boisterous nature, that spread wherever he bounded.’
  • 82) ‘He grinned slowly, an infectious smile that soon spread, spanning ear to ear.’
  • 83) ‘Not only that, but it's the infectious happiness of the manner, with the very sterile, factual detailing of demise that is the content.’
  • 84) ‘Long had he been plagued by an infectious fear of spreading weakness in times that demanded strength.’

Examples

  • 1) And you must possess the right emotional attitude - a contagious feeling that joining your venture will prove fun and financially rewarding.
  • 2) CAUSE: Highly contagious bacterial skin infection most commonly found on the face.
  • 3) At various points we have seen that negative emotions can be contagious within families.
  • 4) This was because of the risk he might spread a contagious disease.
  • 5) This illness is suspected to be highly contagious norovirus.
  • 6) They came back pumped with an enthusiasm contagious to the rest of the church.
  • 7) They will also be tested for contagious diseases.
  • 8) Symptoms can last for up to six days and it is highly contagious.
  • 9) The second difference is that large contagious diseases were susceptible to solutions at scale.
  • 10) One patient who received a kidney died from the highly contagious disease a year after the transplant.
  • 11) The disease is not contagious between people.
  • 12) But this highly contagious bug will always thrive in a restricted space filled with partying passengers.
  • 13) By doing so we can avoid contagious diseases.
  • 14) These caused the animals breathing problems and were highly contagious but did not pose a hazard for people.
  • 15) It is almost as if evil is a contagious disease that can be passed from man to man.
  • 16) This sort of behaviour has to stop or the hostility towards his perceived lack of respect could become contagious.
  • 17) The disease then becomes extremely contagious.
  • 18) Let's hope this attitude is contagious and we soon see other banks following suit.
  • 19) His energy and can-do attitude was contagious.
  • 20) I used the word contagious rather than dangerous on purpose.
  • 21) Among the infectious diseases are some that are quite directly and quickly conveyed from person to person and to these the term contagious is applied.
  • 22) To quell demonstrations after the Sean Bell killing, he asked the Rand Corporation to investigate what he termed "contagious shooting."
  • 23) Our daughter has just learned the word contagious and uses it every chance she gets.
  • 24) ‘Measles, mumps, and rubella are all serious contagious diseases that spread rapidly, especially in populations without immunity.’
  • 25) ‘HIV is a lethal contagious disease spread by contact with blood and body fluids.’
  • 26) ‘As a matter of fact, I don't worry at all about the spread of a contagious disease like SARS.’
  • 27) ‘A respiratory viral infection is a contagious illness that can affect your respiratory tract and cause other symptoms.’
  • 28) ‘Meanwhile, the contagious disease would spread, leading to widespread illness and public panic.’
  • 29) ‘The spread of contagious disease from the body was continuing to infect our people and it was killing them.’
  • 30) ‘These crowded conditions encourage the spread of contagious illnesses among the child silk workers.’
  • 31) ‘Traditional externalities, such as limiting the spread of contagious diseases, explain little of modern government involvement with health.’
  • 32) ‘As flocks of sheep return home this month from winter grazing the lowlands of Pembrokeshire, farmers are being warned to be vigilant against the spread of a highly contagious disease.’
  • 33) ‘The closures aim to prevent the accidental spread of the highly contagious disease and operates until 8am on Saturday, March 17.’
  • 34) ‘TB is a contagious disease that spreads through the air.’
  • 35) ‘The purpose of the legislation was to protect against the animals developing and spreading contagious disease.’
  • 36) ‘Initially, medical experts worked to contain the spread of contagious diseases.’
  • 37) ‘This is especially important because children may have been exposed to contagious illnesses such as chicken pox or may have recently received immunizations.’
  • 38) ‘Group A streptococcal infections that cause scarlet fever are contagious.’
  • 39) ‘Although rheumatic fever is not contagious, strep throat is.’
  • 40) ‘The epidemic peaked because contagious disease epidemics always do.’
  • 41) ‘Rubella is a mild, highly contagious illness that is caused by a virus.’
  • 42) ‘Many parents assume that any kind of stomach upset in a child is the result of a contagious illness when the real culprit is simple indigestion or constipation.’
  • 43) ‘And each child who isn't immunized gives these highly contagious diseases one more chance to spread.’
  • 44) ‘A person is contagious for 2 to 7 days after symptoms appear.’
  • 45) ‘After treatment, a person is still contagious for 2-4 hours.’
  • 46) ‘A person is most contagious from about 1 day before the salivary glands swell, to at least another 3 days after the swelling began.’
  • 47) ‘The person is contagious until the last blister has scabbed over.’
  • 48) ‘Patients are more contagious than carriers but carriers keep the disease alive.’
  • 49) ‘A few parents turned their children away from us, as if we were contagious, harmful on sight.’
  • 50) ‘New cases and potentially contagious patients are identified through proper use and interpretation of the tuberculin skin test.’
  • 51) ‘Even if a person with HIV doesn't feel or look sick, he is still contagious.’
  • 52) ‘Your child should stay home from school or daycare if he is contagious.’
  • 53) ‘So they come back to work, when in fact, maybe they should be out for a week to two weeks because they are still contagious.’
  • 54) ‘Lice aren't dangerous and they don't spread disease, but they are contagious and can just be downright annoying.’
  • 55) ‘It will take up to ten days for the onset of symptoms, during which time the person is highly contagious.’
  • 56) ‘A person is most contagious just before the fever starts to about 4 days after the rash appears.’
  • 57) ‘The person is contagious to others until all of the scabs have fallen off.’
  • 58) ‘Victims are contagious once symptoms have appeared and possibly for a short time before they develop fever.’
  • 59) ‘But it is a general hospital with no specialized contagious-disease division, and it had never before treated such contagious patients.’
  • 60) ‘The physician must evaluate whether the risk of treating the contagious patient exceeds the level of risk that he is usually and habitually willing to take.’
  • 61) ‘Celine's TB is not active, which means she's not contagious, but she has to start treatment that could take up to a year.’
  • 62) ‘Research suggested that to be at risk from infection spread by coughs or sneezes it was necessary to sit within two rows of a contagious passenger for more than eight hours.’
  • 63) ‘They meet people with leprosy who are ostracized even by the doctors who know they are not contagious.’
  • 64) ‘I appeared to be a never-ending foundation of contagious emotion.’
  • 65) ‘Estrella couldn't help but laugh herself, as his attitude was contagious.’
  • 66) ‘I had never seen him so scared in my life, and the feeling was contagious.’
  • 67) ‘I realized that people were living on the edge, and feelings were very contagious in groups.’
  • 68) ‘It took no time to spread here, feeding off a contagious love of popularity.’
  • 69) ‘Together, they argue that emotions are contagious, and a successful leader is one from whom people ‘catch’ positive feelings.’
  • 70) ‘Attitudes are contagious, and how we behave does influence others.’
  • 71) ‘Thanks to his very persuasive speech and contagious enthusiasm, he won with nearly 80 per cent of the votes.’
  • 72) ‘Pan's enthusiasm was contagious and soon some of his friends, including his girlfriend Lisa, had their ears pierced.’
  • 73) ‘It built up enthusiasm, and enthusiasm is contagious.’
  • 74) ‘Dawn's passion is contagious, and Ian has his own way of being persuasive.’
  • 75) ‘And they looked like they were having fun and that fun was contagious.’
  • 76) ‘They love car rides, of course, and their enthusiasm is strangely contagious.’
  • 77) ‘The crowd didn't seem to know much about her music, but her contagious enthusiasm soon had much of the audience dancing.’
  • 78) ‘He sparks with highly contagious enthusiasm while sipping his beer.’
  • 79) ‘The enthusiasm is contagious as 200 students of the team prepare for their grand event.’
  • 80) ‘He exudes a contagious enthusiasm when he discusses what drives him to write.’
  • 81) ‘His enthusiasm is contagious and the book is full of information, but his approach is overly academic.’
  • 82) ‘He speaks about his Oxford crew with an immutable and contagious excitement.’
  • 83) ‘And in that regard the former professor's confidence is as contagious as his enthusiasm.’
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