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  • s  (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
  • s  occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
  • s  inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
    transmissible tradition

  • That alone shows just how transmissible this new virus is: we're dry kindling, and H1N1 is the match.
  • As flus go, that makes H1N1 more transmissible than most on par with the moderate 1957 Asian flu pandemic which makes it particularly important to get a large chunk of the .
  • The pandemic viruses of 1957 and 1968, by contrast, were about as transmissible as the 1918 strain but were much weakerin Britain fewer people died from flu in 1968 than in the .
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  • Ferret Study Shows H7N9 Could Transmit Between Humans
    Lawrence LeBlond for - Your Universe Online The H7N9 bird flu strain that broke out in China earlier this year, sickening more than 130 and resulting in at least 43 deaths, has so far remained largely non-transmissible between humans. Regardless, that has been one of the most pressing questions to date, with fears that a move to human-to-human transmissions could spark a global ...
    July 19, 2013 - redOrbit

  • Tony Abbott in Melbourne Herald Sun
    We need to see exactly what is happening to this virus because if we're unable to continually track it we'll be unable to monitor the possibility of rapid mutation to something that could be effectively transmissible human-to-human,Mr Abbott...
  • Julie Gerberding in San Jose Mercury News
    Flu is very transmissible in school,said Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the CDC. "This is truly an effort not only to improve the individual health of children but to affect the population of children as they congregate in schools and...
  • Robert Webster in Reuters South Africa
    We don't really know what it takes to be transmissible and we don't know where it's coming from. Where is it hiding out?,Webster told Reuters.

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