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contagion

 [kon-ta´jun]
1. the spread of disease from one individual to another.
2. a contagious disease.

con·ta·gion

(kon-tā'jŭn),
1. Synonym(s): contagium
2. Transmission of infection by direct contact, droplet spread, or contaminated fomites. The term originated long before development of modern ideas of infectious disease and has since lost much of its significance, being included under the more inclusive term "communicable disease."
3. Production through suggestion or imitation of a neurosis or psychosis in several or more members of a group.
[L. contagio; fr. contingo, to touch closely]

contagion

/con·ta·gion/ (kon-ta´jun)
1. the communication of disease from one individual to another.
2. a contagious disease.

contagion

(kən-tā′jən)
n.
1.
a. Disease transmission by direct or indirect contact.
b. A disease that is or may be transmitted by direct or indirect contact; a contagious disease.
c. The direct cause, such as a bacterium or virus, of a communicable disease.
2. Psychology The spread of a behavior pattern, attitude, or emotion from person to person or group to group through suggestion, propaganda, rumor, or imitation.

contagion

[kəntā′jən]
Etymology: L, contingere, to touch
the transmission of an infection by direct contact, droplet spread, or contact with contaminated fomites, such as clothing, bedding, dishes, or other objects the infected person has used.

contagion

Microbiology
A term of waning clinical use for:
(1) The transmission of an infectious disease from one person to another;
(2) An infection.
  
Psychiatry
Risk of suicide linked to exposure to suicidal behaviour in family, peer group or media.

con·ta·gion

(kŏn-tā'jŭn)
1. Synonym(s): contagium.
2. Transmission of infection by direct contact, droplet spread, or contaminated fomites.
3. Production through suggestion or imitation of a neurosis or psychosis in several or more members of a group.
Synonym(s): infectious (2) .
[L. contagio; fr. contingo, to touch closely]

con·ta·gion

(kŏn-tā'jŭn)
Transmission of infection by direct contact, droplet spread, or contaminated fomites.
[L. contagio; fr. contingo, to touch closely]

contagion

1. the spread of disease from one animal to another.
2. a contagious disease.