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Synonyms for infection

Synonyms for infection

(phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound

(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease

an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

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the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people


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moral corruption or contamination

(international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure

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aegypti exist should monitor for the potential of autochthonous infections.
However, this participant was not viremic, and we cannot eliminate the possibility of autochthonous infection.
In Europe, autochthonous infection with a genotype 4f HEV in a person in Germany was reported in 2008 (9), and a case of HEV-4 infection acquired in India was reported for a person in England in 2010 (15).
In contrast, the patient in our report was living in a hygienic environment, and an autochthonous infection is therefore highly unlikely.
Data from this investigation indicate that autochthonous infection in canines is predominantly limited to foxhounds.
Autochthonous infections with hepatitis E virus genotype 4, France.
Autochthonous infections are those most likely acquired in the Netherlands.
Cysticercosis: imported and autochthonous infections in Kuwait.
For each of these viruses, only 2 autochthonous infections were confirmed, which suggests that rapid detection and control measures implemented around imported and autochthonous cases have been efficient.