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Synonyms for infection

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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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The highest prevalence of dengue antibodies (4.6%), indicating acute infection, was found in patients returning from Asia (n = 1,020) (Table 1), including Southeast Asia (7.4% of 500 total travelers and 11% of 310 febrile travelers) and the Indian subcontinent (1.8%).
The WNV copy numbers in clinical samples and clinical indices (leukocyte count) suggest that the virus multiplies in the setting of leukopoenia or immune suppression and cannot be definitive proof that it was an acute infection, unless a negative preillness sample was available.
It is a strain similar to HAC and causes acute infection.
"During an acute infection, one of our innate immune responses is to create an iron-poor environment," said Simon Portsmouth, from Shionogi Inc, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, who developed the drug.
These are acute infection, clinical latency and AIDS.
They then initiated daily antiretroviral therapy (ART) for 96-weeks, during acute infection to suppress the virus to below detectable levels in the monkey's blood.
The doctors said that 54 of every 1,000 neonates died annually of acute infection, low birth weight, birth asphyxia and premature birth in Fata and KP.
[5] With the development of immunity, tachyzoites are destroyed and acute infection resolves.
Pathologically confirmed acute infection of the appendix and clinical fever (>38[degrees]C) were only detected in one of the patients infected with B.
A relative avidity index (RAI) was calculated and expressed as a percentage by dividing the OD values with and without urea treatment and interpreted as follows: <40% low RAI indicating acute infection; 40-60% borderline RAI indicating recent infection; > 60% high RAI indicating past WNV infection.
In this kind of surgery the doctor removed the shunt due to acute infection in the body of the child and put in the new shunt.
In acute infection, tachyzoites proliferate rapidly and invade many tissues of the body.
In addition, 30 age- and sex-matched healthy individuals (HV, negative control), as well as 30 age- and sex-matched patients with acute infection (positive control), were also included in the study.
To the Editor: In our earlier assessment of the etiologic role of human bocavirus 1 (HBoVl) among 109 constitutionally healthy children, seroconversion measured by a standard IgG enzyme immunoassay (EIA) was the prime marker of acute infection, and signs and symptoms during sampling intervals were interpreted from hand-written questionnaires and study nurse notes (1).
Cholera is an acute infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholera, explains the World Health Organization.
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