A virulent, infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis (syn. Pasteurella pestis ) and is transmitted primarily by the bite of fleas from an infected rodent, especially a rat. In humans it occurs in bubonic form, marked by lymph node enlargement, and in pneumonic form, marked by infection of the lungs, and can progress to septicemia.
Capable of being transmitted by direct or indirect contact, as an infectious disease.
Pandemic is defined as a widespread disease.
A particular destructive process in an organ or organism, with a specific cause and characteristic symptoms; specif., an illness; ailment
Capable of causing infection.
An outbreak of many instances within a brief period:
An outbreak of a disease or illness that spreads rapidly among individuals in an area or population at the same time.
A pernicious, evil influence or agent.
A sudden increase:
The definition of limited is something or someone with boundaries or restrictions.
Native to or limited to a certain region:
An increasing or becoming increased
(Medicine) Originating from outside the area in which it occurs.
Capable of being transmitted from a person or animal to another person or animal, either through direct or indirect transmission, including insect or other vectors. Chickenpox is a communicable disease.
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