Communicable Disease Laboratory

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A laboratory dedicated to the study of infectious (also known as contagious) diseases, which are diseases that spread from one person to another or from an animal to a person. The spread often happens via airborne viruses or bacteria but can also be transmitted through blood or other bodily fluids.

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"U.S. Army research unit marks four decades conducting research on communicable diseases in Kenya, Jully 11, 2006" by Rick Scavetta.

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