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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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Second, there is a need to awaken concern about airborne infection control and its overarching effect on TB transmission in all health care settings in general and in Medical College Facilities in particular.
Role of air changes per hour (ach) in possible transmission of airborne infections.
Pulmonary medicine ward of New Civil Hospital, Surat, Gujarat, India, where predominantly the chance of airborne infection was more, was selected for this study purposively.
In the early 1990s, several highly publicized outbreaks of tuberculosis spurred new interest in airborne infection control.
It is interesting to study the exhalation flow, because this flow describes the transport volume for bacteria and viruses if the person is the source of an airborne infection.
Although Ebola virus is not an airborne infection, it can be spread through bodily fluids.
Ebola is not an airborne infection, it spreads by direct contact with body fluids.
An airborne infection isolation room should be used if available during surgery and post-operative recovery.
4) Ebola is generally not considered an airborne infection.
THE lethal Ebola virus could mutate into an airborne infection that spreads like a common cold, a senior UN official has warned.
Ebola could mutate and spread faster THE ebola virus could mutate into an airborne infection that spreads like a common cold.
Ebola is only transmitted in humans by contact with the blood or bodily fluids of sick people, though suspected cases of airborne infection have been reported in monkeys in laboratories.
Airborne infection control is difficult due to over-congested health facilities, said Dr Rewari.
Now evidence reveals that only an airborne infection could have spread so fast and killed so quickly.
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