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Disease Transmission, Infectious MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

MeSH Heading
Disease Transmission, Infectious
Tree Number(s)
Unique ID
RDF Unique Identifier
general or unspecified; prefer /‌transm with specific diseases
Scope Note
The transmission of infectious disease or pathogens. When transmission is within the same species, the mode can be horizontal or vertical (INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION, VERTICAL).
Entry Term(s)
Autochthonous Transmission
Close-Contact Infectious Disease Transmission
Close-Contact Transmission
Communicable Disease Transmission
Community Spread
Community Transmission
Disease Superspreader Event
Disease Superspreading
Droplet Transmission of Infectious Disease
Droplet Transmission, Infectious Disease
Horizontal Transmission of Infection
Horizontal Transmission of Infectious Disease
Infection Transmission
Infection Transmission, Horizontal
Infectious Disease Droplet Transmission
Infectious Disease Transmission
Infectious Disease Transmission, Horizontal
Pathogen Transmission
Pathogen Transmission, Horizontal
Person-to-Person Transmission
Transmission of Infectious Disease
Transmission, Infectious Disease
Previous Indexing
Communicable Diseases/transmission (1974-1994)
See Also
Carrier State
Communicable Diseases
Public MeSH Note
2009; see DISEASE TRANSMISSION (1995-2008)
History Note
2009 (1995)
Date Established
Date of Entry
Revision Date
Disease Transmission, Infectious Preferred
Close-Contact Transmission Narrower
Infectious Disease Transmission, Horizontal Narrower
Person-to-Person Transmission Narrower
Droplet Transmission of Infectious Disease Narrower
Autochthonous Transmission Narrower
Disease Superspreader Event Narrower
Community Transmission Narrower
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