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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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Background: Health-care workers (HCWs) are at substantial risk of acquiring blood-borne infections such as HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) through needlestick injuries (NSIs).
HCV infection is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States.
HCV, the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States, causes inflammation of the liver and may progress to more serious complications such as cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer and death.
This blood-borne infection often is called swamp fever and is commonly transmitted by insects such as flies and mosquitoes.
Participants in the study were patients of an orthopedic spinal clinic, a setting that provided a large volume of individuals who were seeing a physician for reasons unrelated to blood-borne infection.
Hepatitis B is a blood-borne infection that can cause chronic illness and, in some, fatal liver diseases.
Liver-damaging HCV is the nation's most common chronic blood-borne infection.
9 million people, the hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States: Individuals with HCV are at risk for chronic liver disease or other HCV-related chronic diseases during the first two or more decades following initial infection.
The blood-borne infection attacks the liver, causing cirrhosis and in some cases cancer.
We are lucky to have a couple of occupational health physicians on hand to answer queries that are out of the ordinary or to assist with an emergency, such as somebody with a deep injury from a discarded needle from a patient with a blood-borne infection.
To minimise the risk of any blood-borne infection entering the blood supply we select donors who are at the least risk of infection, and also test all donations.
Skin piercing can carry the risk of blood-borne infection and medical complications.
A dad too scared to seek help for a dangerous blood-borne infection seven years ago is spearheading a major campaign to raise awareness of its risks.
Yes, I know that the phrase is usually used to describe the nasty blood-borne infection, first identified in troops serving in the trenches in World War I, but I've decided to adopt it because the cause of all my aches and pains was a trench.
HCV is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the USA, with nearly 5 million people infected, according to data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).