One capable of being transmitted by mediate or immediate contact. See Grayson v. Lynch, 163 U. S. 468, 16 Sup. Ct. 1004, 41 L. Ed. 230; Stryker v. Crane, 33 Neb. 690, 50 N. W. 1132; Pierce v. Dillingham, 203 111. 148, 67 N. E. S46, 62 L It. A. 888. See INFECTION.

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