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can you tell me about the relation between communicable diseases and human beings ?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Communicable disease: By definition, communicable diseases require communication or contact between human beings for transmission. Classic examples are influenza & sexually transmitted diseases/infections. So are ship-board diarrheal illnesses. But cellulitis or skin/tissue infection isn't considered communicable. There's also interspecies transmission such as bird flu & rabies which are communicable from animal to hum

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