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1. A Contagious disease can be easily spread from one person to another by contacting with the infectious agent that causes the disease.

Notes: The infectious agent may be in droplets of aerosols made by coughing or sneezing, contaminated food utensils, water or food.

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. Contagious is when a disease is capable of being transmitted from one human to another human via direct or indirect contact..

(Source: eMedicineHealth)