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(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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In those moments, Mr Pancks began to give out the dangerous infection with which he was laden.
Mr Pancks might, or might not, have caught the illness himself from a subject of this class; but in this category he appeared before Clennam, and the infection he threw off was all the more virulent.
An early epidemiological model proposed per-contact infectivity to be 100 to 1000 times higher during PHI than during chronic infection.
You can prevent spreading an antibiotic-resistant Staph skin infection to those you live with or others by following these steps:
The new drug, developed by LUMC, has a novel mechanism of action; it neutralizes toxins at the site of infection and locally restores the body's natural clearance mechanism.
Once the diagnosis of actinomycosis otomastoiditis has been made, the infection should be treated in the same way one would treat a typical cervicofacial Actinomyces infection, with surgical debridement and a prolonged course of a systemic antibiotic.
Dengue and chikungunya vials infection in man in Thailand.
Otitis media is an infection or inflammation of the middle ear.
In making a diagnosis, doctors rely on symptoms and other physical signs, a person's history of exposure to TB, and x-rays that may show evidence of TB infection, usually in the form of cavities or lesions in the lungs.
Approved June 14, 1996 for the prevention of Mycobacterium avium complex in persons with advanced HIV infection.
That may not happen until America's nurses, long at the vanguard of public health, take the lead in recognizing the signs and symptoms of primary HIV infection.
Health insurance coverage, health care seeking behavior, and genital chlamydial infection prevalence in sexually active young adults, Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
The CDC's Hospital Infection Control Practices Committee has set guidelines to aid in the prevention of SSIs and recommends preoperative antiseptic cleansing to reduce local bacteria at least the night before surgery.
In view of the growing epidemic of AIDS among women, it is important that they be alert to possible early HIV infection.
Many children with HIV infection do not gain weight or grow normally.