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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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The epidemiological studies of adenovirus infections have limitations due to the relatively high incidence of doubtful and inconclusive results obtained in the tests currently in use.
This indicated that the adenovirus detected in NPA had some discriminative power for predicting adenovirus infection in lower respiratory tract.
Prevalence and clinical manifestations of rotavirus and adenovirus infections in children under five years olde in katsina state, northweteri Nigeria.
Although, adenovirus infection is typically self-limiting, fatal disease may occur among persons infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and other immunosuppressed individuals [10].
Samples have now been sent for expert analysis to find out if any of them had an adenovirus infection.
For intestinal infections of viral etiology the seasonal rise in a cold weather with peak of cases of rotavirus infections in April, adenovirus infection in November, and astrovirus infection--December is characteristic.
Fatal adenovirus infection in a neonate and transmission to health-care workers.
5) As an example, gout in the budgerigars we describe was attributed to renal adenovirus infection and dehydration, and conjunctivitis and airsacculitis may have been caused by the Chlamydophila infection.
Experts have been unsuccessful in finding out an effective treatment for the adenovirus infection that can force some individuals into isolation for up to two weeks.
The company has worked on developing vaccines for ailments such as the adenovirus infection of the eyes, skin warts, verrucae and herpes simplex infections of the mouth, genitalia and eyes.
The preauricular lymph glands may be enlarged in adenovirus infection.
It is contemplated that the present invention is useful to detect antibodies for ascertaining adenovirus infection, evaluating patient response to gene therapy using adenovirus vectors, developing vaccines to adenovirus infection, developing therapeutics for inducing passive immunity to adenovirus infection, as well as other uses.
High levels of adenovirus DNA in serum correlate with fatal outcome of adenovirus infection in children after allogeneic stem-cell transplantation.
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