contagiousness


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con·ta·gious·ness

(kon-tā'jŭs-nes),
The quality of being contagious.

con·ta·gious·ness

(kŏn-tā'jŭs-nĕs)
The quality of being contagious.
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9) These factors also contribute to the contagiousness of regional conflict, as is evident in the Middle East, given geographic contiguity, poor economic performance, the absence of strong democratic traditions, and the earlier decision of the Obama administration to remove a strong U.
However, I further argue that the contagiousness arises from the limitations in the stereotypes themselves.
On the other hand, while there was no significant effect of venue on the incidence of laughter, restrictions placed on a live audience at the debate venue in terms of their response appears to stifle the duration of laughter--and with this, potentially the contagiousness of this laughter.
The National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains a list of diseases that are considered to be of public interest by reason of their contagiousness, severity, or frequency.
We believe that, little by little, we're going to train the people as well, tell them that, even if it's a serious international problem, it's a problem that can be kept under control because of the virus' low contagiousness from one person to another.
She explained that the country has a "very strong health system" and Ebola was not a difficult disease to control since the symptoms of the virus and its contagiousness can be detected at the same time.
The effect of heterogeneous infectious period and contagiousness on the dynamics of Salmonella transmission in dairy cattle.
Yet even when resistance on the part of parents to polio vaccination is much reduced and levels of polio immunization are much improved, the contagiousness of the poliovirus, the challenges of achieving high levels of immunization through multiple doses of vaccine, the complicated process of polio case confirmation, and the mutability of the attenuated oral polio vaccine in the environment make it difficult to eradicate polio in Nigeria without a continued, concerted effort.
In determining whether to include an agent or toxin on the HHS select agent list, the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act requires several criteria be considered, including the effect on human health of exposure to the agent or toxin, the degree of contagiousness of the agent or toxin and the methods by which the agent or toxin is transferred to humans and the availability and effectiveness of pharmacotherapies and immunizations to treat and prevent any illness resulting from infection by the agent or toxin (DHHS, 2002).
In his book Contagious: Why Things Catch On (Simon & Schuster, 2013), Jonah Berger boils down the essence of contagiousness.