Meaning of DISEASE in English
▪ obscure , rare
▪ dangerous , serious
▪ acute , chronic , severe
▪ debilitating , degenerative
▪ deadly , fatal , incurable , killer , life-threatening , terminal
fears of a new killer ~
▪ curable , treatable
▪ communicable , contagious , infectious
▪ congenital , genetic , hereditary , inherited
childhood ~s such as mumps and chicken pox
▪ blood-borne , insect-borne , waterborne
HIV and other blood-borne ~s
▪ bowel , heart , liver , etc.
He suffered from coronary heart ~
▪ cardiovascular , pulmonary , etc.
▪ sexually transmitted , social , venereal
patients suffering from venereal ~s
▪ autoimmune , circulatory , respiratory , etc.
▪ bacterial , viral
▪ Alzheimer's , Crohn's , Parkinson's , etc.
▪ foot-and-mouth , hoof-and-mouth ( AmE ), mad cow , etc.
▪ Dutch elm
… OF DISEASE
fears of an outbreak of the ~
VERB + DISEASE
▪ have , suffer from
He has a serious lung ~.
▪ catch , contract , develop , get
You can't catch the ~ just from physical contact.
She got a rare liver ~ when she was only twenty.
▪ die from , die of
Children are still dying in their millions from preventable ~s.
a ~ caused by a vitamin deficiency
▪ carry , pass on , spread , transmit
the ticks that carry the ~
Such unhygienic practices spread ~.
The ~ is transmitted by mosquitoes.
▪ detect , diagnose
▪ combat , fight
The government must take action to fight this deadly ~.
▪ control , manage
new drugs which help to control the ~
It's better to prevent ~ by ensuring a clean water supply.
▪ eradicate , stamp out , wipe out
The ~ has been eradicated from the world.
DISEASE + VERB
They want to stop the ~ from spreading.
▪ affect sb , afflict sb , occur , strike sb
▪ develop , progress
▪ kill sb
The ~ has killed 500 people so far this year.
▪ with a/the ~
the number of people with this ~
▪ ~ in
Avian flu can cause severe ~ in humans.
▪ ~ of
a ~ of the digestive system
▪ a cure for a ~
▪ the incidence of (a) ~
the overall incidence of ~ in the world
▪ a patient with a ~ , sufferer from a ~
Sufferers from Alzheimer's ~ can't cope at home.
▪ the progression of a ~
Drugs can slow down the progression of the ~, but not cure it altogether.
▪ resistance to ~
Tobacco lowers the body's resistance to ~.
▪ the risk of ~
the risk of coronary heart ~
▪ the spread of (a) ~
measures to prevent the spread of the ~
▪ the symptoms of a ~
▪ the treatment for a ~ , the treatment of a ~
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012