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Definition of Super spreader

Super spreader: A highly infectious person who spreads the agent of an infectious disease to many other people. The historic prototype of the super spreader was Typhoid Mary. The term has also been applied to some persons with SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) who seemed to have inadvertently spread SARS to an unusually large number of other people.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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