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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 popular theory is that very high ventilation rates reduce airborne infections.
IAQ 2010 reviewed the state of knowledge about airborne infection and helped define future directions for research, applications and standards.
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.
Even air delivery systems with high potential to provide protection for the occupants from airborne infection disease transmission, like desktop personalized ventilation (Pantelic et al.
The Hawthorns Surgery, in Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, has installed a Medixair steriliser, which destroys airborne infections, including
For the average communicant it would seem that the risk of drinking from the common cup is probably less than the risk of airborne infection in using a common building.
They've been instructed to wear protective gloves and aprons but they don't need to wear masks because it's not an airborne infection.
Energy efficiency initiatives are making indoor air quality and airborne infection a major issue in the international marketplace," stated Michael Breshgold, USA sales manager, ASL.
For example, airborne infection isolation rooms, and the provision of a high airflow rate to ensure dilution of pathogens within the room and an appropriate pressure regime to limit transfer of pathogens between the room and neighboring spaces that are delivered by a mechanical means, tend to be the ventilation system of choice (Booth et al.
In her action she claimed she suffered her injuries after contracting chlamydia psittacosis - an airborne infection which can be transferred from birds to humans - while working at the Petmania stores, Ennis Road, Limerick, in 2008.
The jab is only given to members of "at risk" ethnic groups - although as it's an airborne infection, anyone can catch it.
The AirInSpace-sponsored symposium, "Strategies for Airborne Infection Control Under Challenging Environments and Patient Conditions", also included presentations from Michael S.
It is claimed that she contracted meningitis as a result of inhaling the faeces of parrots suffering from chlamydia psittacosis - an airborne infection which can be transmitted from exotic birds to humans.
Airborne infection and its control in the built environment poses considerable challenges to mankind in an era where radical impacts in the design, operation, and maintenance of buildings and other closed environments due to climate change and environmental sustainability are inevitable.
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