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1) infectious diseases. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...infectious diseases, see communicable diseases....

2) prion. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jakob disease (CJD) and kuru in humans, scrapie in sheep, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also called "mad cow disease," in cattle, and chronic wasting disease...

3) typhus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Typhus diseases are characterized by high fever and an early onset of rash and headache. They respond to antibiotic treatment with tetracycline and chloramphenicol...

4) salmonellosis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Typhoid fever, caused by S. typhi, is spread by fecal contamination of water or milk or by food handlers who are carriers. It is characterized by a high fever and...

5) disease. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Some diseases are acute, producing severe symptoms that terminate after a short time, e.g., pneumonia; others are chronic disorders, e.g., arthritis, that last a...

6) Gajdusek, Daniel Carleton. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...United States, Iran, and Australia studying infectious diseases, particularly kuru, a viral brain disease spread among the Fore people of New Guinea by cannibalism....

7) Koch, Robert. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Gottingen under Jacob Henle. As a country practitioner in Wollstein, Posen, he devoted much time to microscopic studies of bacteria, for which he devised not only...

8) tropical medicine. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The warmth and humidity of the tropics and the often unsanitary conditions under which so many people in those areas live contribute to the development and dissemination...

9) blindness. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Blindness may be caused by injury, by lesions of the brain or optic nerve, by disease of the cornea or retina, by pathological changes originating in systemic disorders...

10) communicable diseases. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Some diseases are passed on by direct or indirect contact with infected persons or with their excretions. Most diseases are spread through contact or close proximity...

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