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Communicable Disease

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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.

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DoDI 6200.03 Public Health Emergency Management within the Department of Defense

Last Updated: December 05, 2018

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