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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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4% of the autochthonous infections were attributed to recreational activities (Table 1), 29.
The decrease in autochthonous infections in the Netherlands may reflect the success of the surveillance system and associated dairy control measures and vaccination of dogs, as shown by elimination of infections with serogroup Canicola since 1974 (12,18,21).
For autochthonous infections, Australis (n = 6), Ballum (n = 2), Tarassovi (n = 2), Javanica (n = 1), Sejroe/Hebdomadis/Mini complex (n = 1).
We assessed whether the virus is endemic among certain (unrecognized) risk groups, whether (and which) imported infections play a role in secondary autochthonous infections, and which population groups should be targeted for specific prevention approaches (e.
Imported Infections and Comparison with Autochthonous Infections
are endemic to southern Germany and may cause autochthonous infections.
From 1982 to 2000, a total of 126 alveolar echinococcosis patients with autochthonous infections reportedly received treatment in German clinics (8).
In Belgium, the first three patients with autochthonous infections lived in areas with low parasite prevalence (final report to the European Commission, Directorate General V (EurEchinoReg, unpub, data, 1999).