French translation: Contagieux

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14:59 Apr 11, 2020
English to French translations [PRO]
COVID-19 - Science - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-), Medical (general), Journalism
English term or phrase: contagious
Definition from MedicineNet:
Capable of being transmitted from one human to another human via direct or indirect contact.

Example sentence(s):
  • It’s still not clear why children do not seem to be affected by the disease as severely as adults are, how long it will take to develop a vaccine, or exactly how the disease was first transmitted to humans – but they are making headway on determining how contagious it is. CTV News
  • Coronavirus is most contagious before and during the first week of symptoms. ScienceNews
  • The warmer it is, the less contagious the coronavirus becomes. Business Insider
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French translation:Contagieux
Qui se communique, se transmet par contagion.
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Definition from Larousse:
Qui se communique, se transmet par contagion.

Example sentence(s):
  • Par ailleurs, la moitié d’entre eux sont ensuite restés contagieux jusqu’à 8 jours après la disparition des symptômes (fièvre, toux, douleurs dans le pharynx, difficultés respiratoires). - Medisite  
  • Des chercheurs mettent en garde la communauté médicale sur le fait que les patients considérés comme guéris d'une forme bénigne du covid-19, c'est-à-dire qui ne présentent plus aucun symptôme, peuvent demeurer contagieux des jours après leur rétablissement officiel. Une découverte qui implique que ces derniers doivent veiller à rester chez eux plus de 14 jours pour éviter la propagation du virus. - Santé Magazine  
  • On sait que le nouveau coronavirus est particulièrement contagieux. - CN News  
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Yes  Annabelle Méry
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Yes  Maïté Mendiondo
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