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Synonyms for infect



  • contaminate
  • transmit disease to
  • spread disease to or among

Synonyms for infect

to have a destructive effect on

to make morally impure

Synonyms for infect

communicate a disease to

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contaminate with a disease or microorganism

affect in a contagious way

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bird flu- Influenza A types that primarily infect birds, but can infect humans.
Furthermore, some strains that use CXCR4 only, such as UG021, could also infect macrophages through the CXCR4 co-receptor.
Only one nonprogressor in a cohort of American hemophilic LTNPs has been identified as carrying nef-deleted virus (J Infect Dis, 180, p.
He and his colleagues began working with a phage that infects the anthrax bacterium almost exclusively and identified the gene encoding its lysin.
However, the duration and magnitude of viremia titers needed to infect mosquito vectors, the clinical outcome of infection, and the immune response were never defined in cotton rats from the enzootic region.
To infect epithelial cells, Epstein-Barr virus seems to depend upon a complex of two proteins, gH and gL.
No published reports have shown that other viruses in this genus are able to infect mammalian cells or cell lines.
In computer simulations, Weaver found that a Warhol worm--starting with a list of 10,000 potentially vulnerable computers, making 100 scans per second, and requiring 1 second to infect a computer--could spread to 1 million computers in considerably less than 15 minutes, even as little as 8 minutes.
Hackers and viruses infect users at home and then when these unsuspecting users connect through the VPN, they are infecting the network with malware.
A gene for a protein that probably helps the bacterium form its unusually thick cell wall also plays a role in enabling M tuberculosis to infect macrophages, according to a report in the February INFECTION AND IMMUNITY.
Welchi uses the same RPC hole to infect machines, although Welchi only infects machines running Windows XP operating system.
The viruses infect, reproduce within, and eventually burst bacteria.
These sentinels may also enable the virus to more easily infect its target cells.
Despite dramatically different ways of attacking the bodies they infect, the two viruses may have more in common than scientists have suspected.
13, following the discovery of the worm, F-Secure's anti-virus laboratory was able to reverse-engineer the peer-to-peer protocol that the worm exploits to infect machines.