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Descriptor English: Communicable Diseases
Descriptor Spanish: Enfermedades Transmisibles
Descriptor enfermedades transmisibles
Entry term(s) enfermedad infecciosa
enfermedad infectocontagiosa
enfermedad transmisible
enfermedades infecciosas
enfermedades infectocontagiosas
Scope note: Cualquier enfermedad causada por un agente infeccioso o sus toxinas, que se produce por la transmisión directa o indirecta del agente infeccioso o sus productos desde un individuo infectado, o por mediación de un animal, un vector o un medio inanimado, hasta un animal susceptible o un hospedador humano.
Descriptor Portuguese: Doenças Transmissíveis
Descriptor 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
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003141
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
Entry Combination: prevention & control:Communicable Disease Control
Entry Version: COMMUNICABLE DIS
Related: Disease Reservoirs MeSH
DeCS ID: 28582
Unique ID: D003141
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
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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