superspreader

/ˈsupəsprɛdə/ (say 'soohpuhspreduh)

noun
a person who is a disease carrier and who appears to infect a greater-than-average number of people, probably because carrying a high virus load and having habits that bring him or her into contact with others.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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