communicable communicable  /kə ˈmju nə kə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
  2. (adj) readily communicated

News

  1. Pertussis outbreak ends school year for 13 in Londonderry

    Students that haven't been immunized against pertussis (whooping cough) are being asked to stay home after an outbreak of the communicable disease was confirmed at Londonderry Middle School this week.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

  2. Londonderry students who haven't had whooping cough vaccine asked to stay home

    LONDONDERRY - Students who haven't been immunized against pertussis (whooping cough) are being asked to stay home after an outbreak of the communicable disease was confirmed at Londonderry Middle School this week.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

Quotes

  1. "There is certainly a chance that we could have as many dying from communicable diseases as from the tsunami," said Dr David Nabarro, a World Health Organisation expert.
    on Dec 28, 2004 By: David Nabarro Source: Times Online

  2. "It seems to me that the constitutional answer is the same in this statute as in the case of somebody who incurs a very communicable disease and the government wants to prevent him from infecting the community," said Justice John Paul Stevens.
    on Jan 12, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "We may have him dress and put a (surgical) mask on him," said Quinn. "We'll get him to dress in the ref's room because it is communicable and we'd like to get them sick."
    on Mar 23, 2010 By: Pat Quinn Source: Toronto Sun

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