Terms in this set (11)

  • Disease
    Something that makes a person/people sick.
  • Infect
    To cause to become sick with a disease.
  • Transmit Disease
    To spread a disease from one person to another in some way.
  • Non-Infectious/Non-Communicable Disease
    Disease that cannot be given/spread to other people.
  • Infectious/Communicable Disease
    Disease that can be given/spread to other people.
  • Contagion
    A disease that is spread from person to person.
  • Pathogen
    A tiny (usually living) thing that causes disease.
  • Microbiology
    Study of microscopic organisms.
  • Host
    Organism or cell that a pathogen infects.
  • Carrier
    A host that carries a pathogen for a disease; CAN get the disease and show disease symptoms later.
  • Vector
    Living thing that transmits pathogens to another living organism; Not a host - CANNOT get the disease.