communicable period


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communicable period

In epidemiology and infectious diseases, the time during which an infectious agent is transmissible, directly or indirectly, from an infected person or animal to a susceptible person.
See also: period
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A person who has a communicable disease in the communicable period shall not travel from one State or possession to another without a permit from the health officer of the State, possession, or locality of destination, if such permit is required under the law applicable to the place of destination.
Embassy, adoption agencies, visa applicant medical clinics in Moscow, and the airline to identify and notify persons who might have been exposed to the infant during his communicable period. The airline is working to identify those passengers who might have been exposed to the infant during his flights to North Carolina.
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