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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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He said the unit has "an excellent record for hand-hygiene and general infection control adherence".
General infection control measures for prevention of blood-borne infections include:(4), (5)
What the report emphasises is the importance of adherence to general infection control principles, whether a uniform is worn or not.
General infection control practices and good hygiene can help to reduce transmission of all viruses, including the human swine influenza.
You should do general infection control: hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and social distancing," he said.
CDC said the information is specific to outpatient hemodialysis centers and is meant to complement, not replace the general infection control recommendations for novel influenza A (H1N1).
It advised people to follow general infection control practices and good hygiene to reduce transmission of all viruses This includes covering their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, disposing of dirty tissues promptly and carefully, washing hands frequently with soap and water and cleaning surfaces which are regularly touched.
The hospitals reported changing their general infection control policies or practices as part of their initiatives--all 14 made changes for hand hygiene and more than half made changes to their contact precautions or disinfection of environmental surfaces.
A general infection rate of 75% was proposed for all areas experiencing dengue up until the 1953-55 epidemic with infection rate since this date ranging from 2-38% depending on geographical area (3).
Unless clinical indicators of recent respiratory infection such as running nose, cough or sneezing (4) or indications of general infection such as fatigue, malaise or loss of appetite were present, we proceeded with the case.
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