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Descriptor in English: Communicable Diseases
Descriptor in Spanish: Enfermedades Transmisibles
Descriptor in Portuguese: Doenças Transmissíveis
Descriptor in French: Maladies transmissibles
Entry term(s): Communicable Disease
Disease, Communicable
Disease, Infectious
Diseases, Communicable
Diseases, Infectious
Infectious Disease
Infectious Diseases
Transmissible Disease
Transmissible Diseases
Tree number(s): C01.221
C23.550.291.531
SP4.012.148
Scope note: An illness caused by an infectious agent or its toxins that occurs through the direct or indirect transmission of the infectious agent or its products from an infected individual or via an animal, vector or the inanimate environment to a susceptible animal or human host.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specific disease
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
See also the descriptors: Disease Reservoirs MeSH
DeCS UI: 28582
Descriptor UI: D003141
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/05/12
Communicable Diseases - Preferred
Concept UI M0004868
Scope note An illness caused by an infectious agent or its toxins that occurs through the direct or indirect transmission of the infectious agent or its products from an infected individual or via an animal, vector or the inanimate environment to a susceptible animal or human host.
Preferred term Communicable Diseases
Entry term(s) Communicable Disease
Disease, Communicable
Disease, Infectious
Diseases, Communicable
Diseases, Infectious
Infectious Disease
Infectious Diseases
Transmissible Disease
Transmissible Diseases



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