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Disease
a condition of the living animal or plant body or one of its parts that impaires normal functioning and typically has signd or symptoms
Communicable (infectious) Disease
Disease that can be spread form person to person. It is caused be a micro-organisms or other living things like fungi and protists
Infection
When a foreign species has populated in or on a host
Noninfectious Disease
Can't be transmitted by direct contact
Acute disease
Sudden, with severe symptoms...lasts a short time.
Chronic Disease
Long lasting disease....usually mild symtoms
contagious
can spread funm person to person, usually mild symptoms.
Incubation period
time between a person being infected and symptoms showing.
Epidemic
Disease simultaneously attacking a large number of people in a geographical
Pandemic
Desease attacking the whole world at the same time
host
a living animal or plant in which a parasite or virus lives in or on
virus
Tiny, nonliving particle
Bacteria
single celled organism that lacks a nucleus
Parasite
an organism that benefits from living on or in a host
Immune system
system of the body that protects you from sickness and disease