from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Any disease caused by the entrance, growth, and multiplication of microorganisms in the body; a germ disease. It may not be contagious.
- Sometimes, as distinguished from
contagious disease, such a disease communicated by germs carried in the air or water, and thus spread without contact with the patient, as measles.
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- n. a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
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One final legacy of the polio vaccine’s scandal-tinged rollout involves a little known agency of crack infectious disease specialists housed within the CDC.
Included among the dozens of participants were pediatricians, infectious disease specialists, and immunotoxicologists.
Finally, Dawn Sokol, a pediatric infectious disease specialist who’d treated everything from HIV/AIDS to osteomyelitis, came to see Brie.
Jenner's success with the lymph of cowpox, a weakened poison as a protection against a full poison, as well as the old experience that those who had once recovered from an infectious disease usually became immune from new infection, led savants to look for the cause of the phenomena.
Dr. Henning was one of the more junior doctors aboard, but she had completed a one-semester work project with the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, and was the closest thing the ship had to an infectious disease specialist.
In later years, Wakefield would say that the genesis of that insight was neither lab research nor collaboration with infectious disease specialists: His “eureka” moment occurred one winter night when, while flipping through an old virology textbook, he happened upon a description of how the measles virus had, on occasion, been shown to cause ulcers.