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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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BRIAN ESCOTT-COX: "It was clear to me before the case even started that we were going to be able to prove absolutely beyond any question of doubt whatsoever, that airborne infection of smallpox cannot take place other than between two people who are face to face, less than ten inches apart.
The airborne infection is typically spread when there is close and prolonged exposure to a person with active TB, said Dr Chee.
The National Task Force has been the voice of the collective opinion of academicians in medical colleges and has contributed to articulating critical policy issues such as ensuring that teaching and training regarding RNTCP is imparted to students and interns, making provision of infrastructural facilities like DMC (Designated Microscopy Center) and DOT (Directly Observed Treatment) center at medical colleges mandatory by Medical Council of India (MCI), rational use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics in the treatment of respiratory tract infections and airborne infection control policy among others.
Having recently started on a new drug for an airborne infection called cepacia, Andrew has seen an improvement in his health.
"Improved strategy to control aerosol-transmitted infections in a hospital suite." IAQ Conference: IAQ 2010: Airborne Infection Control.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Xpert MTB/RIF Assay (Cepheid; Sunnyvale, California) with an expanded intended use that includes testing of either one or two sputum specimens as an alternative to examination of serial acid-fast stained sputum smears to aid in the decision of whether continued airborne infection isolation (All) is warranted for patients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (1).
Nowadays, for prevention of tuberculosis (TB) transmission at health care facilities, the patient with a presumptive diagnosis of infectious active TB requires airborne infection isolation (AII) until three negative respiratory specimens 8-24h apart (acid-fast bacilli strategy).
* Place patient in an airborne infection isolation (AIIR) room if possible.
Thus, this study had been conducted to assess the guideline practices of airborne infection control measures which include a three-pronged approach, namely administrative control, environmental control, and personal respiratory protection measures in the ward of Department of Pulmonary medicine of a tertiary-care hospital in south Gujarat.
Things that we don't do very well are the airborne infection controls.
This paradigm enabled a mathematical model for airborne infection prediction, proposed in the form of the Wells-Riley equation (Riley et al.
But, eventually, the increasing sound of sniffles, muffled shrieks and other strange noises was like an irresistible airborne infection winging its way around the stalls.
A discussion of the importance of an effective ventilation system, and the possibility to protect people from airborne infection was given in a literature review by Li et al.
Although Ebola virus is not an airborne infection, it can be spread through bodily fluids.
An airborne infection isolation room should be used if available during surgery and post-operative recovery.
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