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Communicable Disease

Date of Publication

3/5/2010

Definition

An illness due to a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected and/or affected individual, animal, or a reservoir to a susceptible host, either directly or indirectly through an intermediate animal host, vector, or the inanimate environment.

Source of Definition

DoDI 6200.03 Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense

Last Updated: December 05, 2018

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